The sitcom Spin City set mainly in NYC’s downtown area, also showcases locations in New York’s Uptown and Midtown areas. Visit locations where Deputy Mayor of New York, Charlie Crawford, and his dedicated City Hall staff try to prevent the dim-witted City Mayor (Barry Bostwick) from embarrassing himself. The star-studded cast featuring Michael J. Fox as Deputy Mayor, Richard Kind, Heather Locklear, Michael Boatman, and others as his staff, creates an air of comedy. However, Spin City also showcases many guest stars from the likes of Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford, to Donald Trump, to Heidi Klum and Bill Maher to name just a few.
Start in Downtown Manhattan, the neighborhood that is home to the Big Apple’s City Hall, and where many episodes of Spin City take place. City Hall is where Deputy Mayor Mike has to unexpectedly cover for Mayor Randall M. Winston Jr. when he jets off on a trip to Miami. Humor arises when a staff member, Stuart, played by Alan Ruck, tries to get closer to women in the office by pretending he is a homosexual. Nearby is the beautiful Foley Square, home to many New York City Courthouses. Seen on many episodes of Law and Order and other movies, such as Wall Street, Miracle on 34th Street, and Gangs of New York, the public park is worthy of a visit. Its close proximity to Chinatown and Little Italy makes it a great destination to relax after a day of sightseeing.
From City Hall, we travel uptown toward Midtown Manhattan, home to the iconic Empire State Building. Deputy Mayor Mike goes to the Empire State Building in hopes of fulfilling a promise made to his high school sweetheart. However, with the Deputy Mayor gone, the Mayor now has time to create a ruckus back at City Hall. Located on Fifth Avenue, the Empire State Building is a definitely a highlight of visiting NYC. It has appeared in many movies and television shows, such as the classic film, King Kong, and the hilarious TV comedy, ILove Lucy. Other iconic locations that can be visited along the famous Fifth Avenue are Saks Fifth Avenue, the Atlas Building, Rockefeller Center, and The New York Public Library, just to name a few.
Further uptown we go as hilarity ensues in the historic district of Harlem as staff member, Paul, played by Richard Kind, finds it difficult to fit in when he moves to the neighborhood. The culturally-rich area of Harlem is a must-see and must-do in terms of jazz shows at the famed Apollo Theater, delicious home cooking at the Cotton Club, and a fun, fact-filled heritage tour. The neighborhood is located close to the north end of Central Park and the Ivy League University, Columbia University. Around the Central Park area, visitors can find the Museum of Natural History, the Metropolitan Art Museum, and the beloved Central Park Zoo.
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