New York City is one of the most filmed Cities in the world. Movies, television shows, web series, they all want a piece of the Urban background in their films. In an interesting data visualization from Max Galka of Metrocosm, we get to explore an interactive map of many of these locations.
Based on film permit data from the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre, and Broadcasting, this map displays the filming locations of all movie scenes, 17,241 in total, filmed between 2011 and 2013 (excluding those that were filmed in parks or on private property).
Breaking down the data, the 5 most popular filming neighborhoods for movies in NYC are:
- Midtown, Manhattan – 842 Permits
- Williamsburg, Brooklyn – 771 Permits
- Financial District, Manhattan – 644 Permits
- Harlem, Manhattan – 432 Permits
- Greenpoint, Brooklyn – 409 Permits
Check out the accompanying article on Metrocosm for more insight into the data, including why these locations are the most popular.