Central Park has become a character in itself because of its role in many famous New York City Movies. The Central Park TV & Movie Sites Tour gives you the opportunity to see over 40 exciting locations from great New York films, such as Brown Sugar.
In the 2002 film, Sydney is a writer who’s just left her L.A. Times music review gig to edit New York hip-hop magazine XXL. Dre is an executive with a hip-hop record company based in New York, who is unsatisfied with his job. They’ve known each other since childhood and both discovered hip-hop together for the first time.
Friends for most of their lives, they suddenly find themselves becoming more, even though Dre is now engaged to Reese, a successful lawyer. Sydney is also romantically involved with a big-shot basketball player who wines and dines her, though she isn’t satisfied with the relationship. Eventually Dre and Sydney are forced to admit that they are more than just friends. The film centers on a metaphor about two individuals’ deep-seeded love for hip hop.
Talented actor Taye Diggs plays Dre. He got his impressive start as a part of the cast of the Tony Award winning play Carousel. He has starred and made appearances on television shows such as New York Undercover, Law & Order, Ally McBeal, Private Practice, Grey’s Anatomy, and Will and Grace. He is also known for his starring roles in films like How Stella Got Her Groove Back, House on Haunted Hill, The Wood, The Best Man, and Rent.
A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Sanaa Lathan (Sydney) was born and raised in New York to parents in the show business. She has acted in movies like Life, The Wood, Love and Basketball, Blade, Out of Time, Alien vs. Predator, Something New, A Raisin in the Sun, and The Family That Prays.
On Location Tours’ Central Park TV & Movie Sites Tour, you’ll visit the Central Park Mall. This is where Dre tells Sydney what “brown sugar” is, also known as “wife material.” Try a new and more exciting way to see Manhattan with this two hour guided walking tour through the famous Central Park.
* In an effort to stay current, we are constantly updating our tours with new locations and cannot guarantee the presence of locations mentioned on our site. If you have a particular interest in locations from a specific TV show or movie, please let your tour guide know and we will do our best to accommodate your request.