In the cult classic movie Ghostbusters, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis portrayed ex-professors of the prestigious Columbia University located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, who joined together to protect New York City from paranormal activity as the “Ghostbusters.” You’ll recognize filming locations from Ghostbusters I & Ghostbusters II on the NYC TV & Movie Sites Tour,TCM Classic Film Tour and Central Park TV & Movie Sites Tour.
Columbus Circle: Columbus Circle is where the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was spotted making his way to Dana Barrett’s (Sigourney Weaver) apartment.
55 Central Park West: Referred to in the film as “Spook Central,” is where the Ghostbusters saved the world from Zuul, The Gatekeeper and The Key Master, otherwise known as the apartment where Dana Barret and Louis Tully (Rick Moranis) lived.
New York Public Library: The New York Public Library was made to look haunted for the opening of the first movie, and is the site of the symmetrical book-stacking incident.
Tavern on the Green: Just outside of the restaurant is where Louis is attacked by a beast and becomes the Key Master.
Ghostbusters’ Headquarters: Hook and Ladder 8, was and still is a working firehouse that was used as the filming location for the “Ghostbusters Headquarters” in both films. The firehouse is still very proud to be featured and has even painted the Ghostbusters logo on the sidewalk right out front. Stop by the Ghostbusters’ Headquarters for a photo-op on the NYC TV & Movie Sites Tour.
Washington Square Park: In Ghostbuster’s II, New Year’s Eve sees a sudden outburst of increased supernatural activity as the slime rises through the ground and onto the surface of the city, including a demon invading Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village.
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