Where is Modern Love filmed?

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Amazon Prime Video’s new series Modern Love has barely been with us a fortnight but is already confirmed for a second series. No surprise, given its stellar cast and perennially popular theme. It’s adapted from the beloved column of the same name published by The New York Times and has already had a spin-off as a hot podcast.

The screen version does have one sizeable advantage over previous incarnations, though. Like the millennial offspring of Sex and The City, it acts as a tour of some of New York City’s lesser-known beauty spots – a real insider’s guide to a place we might think we know well from its many screen appearances. For those wanting to follow in the footsteps of Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Andrew Scott and the rest, here’s your map for Modern Love.

  • Where is Modern Love filmed?

    BROOKLYN

    For episode one, ‘When the Doorman Is Your Main Man’, we’re in Brooklyn. The apartment where Maggie (Cristin Milioti) lives is in Copley Plaza, at 41 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights – one of the district’s grand, early-20th-century blocks, built to rival the townhouses of Manhattan. The café where she meets her British boyfriend, meanwhile, is Glady’s on Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights, a Caribbean restaurant known for its jerk chicken and rum cocktails. And towards the end of the episode, we see the more familiar American Museum of Natural History on Manhattan’s Central Park West.

  • Where is Modern Love filmed?

    MIDTOWN MANHATTAN

    In episode two, ‘When Cupid Is a Prying Journalist’, we watch Julie (Catherine Keener) interviewing dating-app developer Joshua (Dev Patel) in the Arlo NoMad, a Scandi-style boutique hotel in the NoMad neighbourhood with floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, before they flashback to their respective tales of heartbreak. Joshua wanders with Emma (Caitlin McGee) around the Bronx Zoo in Bronx Park, built at the turn of the 20th century, where they see a few of its 4,000 animals. In episode six, incidentally, we’re in another zoo, Central Park, with Peter (Shea Whigham) and the much younger Maddy (Julia Garner) – tellingly, rather than watching lions and leopards like Emma and Joshua, they feed goats in the petting area.

  • Where is Modern Love filmed?

    HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON

    During episode two, Julie’s tale of her relationship with Michael (Andy Garcia) is set in the pretty suburb of Hastings-on-Hudson, previously the backdrop to HBO’s study of executive-level ennui, Divorce, with Sarah Jessica Parker. Riverrun, the bookshop where they’re first reunited, is really Galapagos Books on Main Street, and they head for supper at the authentically wood-panelled Saint George Bistro on Southside Avenue.

  • Where is Modern Love filmed?

    BROOKLYN AND LOWER MANHATTAN

    For the key scene in episode three, ‘Take Me as I Am, Whoever I Am”, we’re in Brooklyn again. It’s in Fairway Market on Van Brunt Street that Anne Hathaway’s Lexi breaks into a song-and-dance routine, making use of one of the area’s photogenic old warehouse buildings, still with its original shutters. But for her equally striking apartment, we’re at 256 Mott Street in Lower Manhattan’s upscale Nolita. The two-bed in the Victorian Gothic block, just over the road from St Patrick’s Old Cathedral, was recently listed for $3.5 million. We’re also in Nolita in episode five, when unlucky lovers Yasmine (Sofia Boutella) and Rob (John Gallagher Jr) finally get out of hospital in Elizabeth Street Garden. This community sculpture garden, created in the 1990s, is loved and well-used but very much a visit-while-you-can destination, scheduled for redevelopment any day.

  • Where is Modern Love filmed?

    CENTRAL PARK


    Episode four, ‘Rallying to Keep the Game Alive’, sees Sarah (Tina Fey) and Dennis (John Slattery) in another slice of premium NYC real estate, their therapist’s office at 333 Central Park West. Later, they’re just down the road at the Central Park Tennis Center but we also see them head to the East Village to take in a revival of March of the Penguins at the Moorish Revival-style Village East Cinema on Second Avenue. It’s just a few blocks away from the apartment of episode seven’s hopeful adopters Tobin (Andrew Scott) and Andy (Brandon Kyle Goodman) on East Seventh Street. Here, we get a good feel for one of the city’s most diverse neighbourhoods, as they walk their dog past Ukrainian restaurant Streecha, Italian trattoria Porsena and Irish bar McSorley’s Old Ale House.

  • Where is Modern Love filmed?

    UPPER EAST SIDE


    In episode eight, ‘The Race Grows Sweeter Near Its Final Lap’, we revisit several of the characters we’ve met, as well as their locations. Carl Schurz Park, on the Upper East Side, is best known as the home of Gracie Mansion, official residence of the mayor. In episode six, ‘So He Looked Like Dad. It Was Just Dinner, Right?’, we saw Peter and Maddy walk and talk through its network of laid-stone paths trailing through greenery, winding up at the famous Peter Pan statue. In episode eight, meanwhile, it’s the park’s views of the East River that take the starring role, as Margo (Jane Alexander) and Kenji (James Saito) meet on a weekly run.

  • Where is Modern Love filmed?

    THE WEST VILLAGE

    As we catch up with characters, one reunion is particularly poignant. Julie and Joshua from episode two bump into each other outside the Cornelia Street Café in Greenwich Village, a local landmark since the mid-1970s, which closed soon after filming, in January 2019. The message is clear: like love, you have to catch these places while you can.

    Season one of ‘Modern Love’ is streaming on Amazon Prime Video now


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  • Where is Modern Love filmed?

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  • Where is Modern Love filmed?

  • Where is Modern Love filmed?