TOP 10 What I Did In New York This Summer #5

5. Grand Central Terminal New York

I have always thought it was not a deal to go sightseeing on a train station. But that definitely wasn’t that case! Not only we saw it in many films and pictures (now I could recognize the place!) but about the history of the station.

Many films also did location shooting in Grand Central Terminal. Films featuring Grand Central include:

  • Amateur
  • Around the World in 80 Days
  • Arthur
  • The Avengers
  • The Bone Collector
  • Broad City
  • By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept
  • Carlito’s Way
  • Cloverfield
  • Conspiracy Theory
  • The Cotton Club
  • Duplicity
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Falling in Love
  • The Fisher King
  • The Following
  • The Freshman
  • Friends with Benefits
  • Gossip Girl
  • Hackers
  • The House on Carroll Street
  • Hugo
  • I Am Legend
  • K-PAX
  • Little Nicky
  • Loser
  • Madagascar
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
  • Men In Black
  • Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days
  • Midnight Run
  • North By Northwest
  • One Fine Day
  • The Out-of-Towners
  • The Perfect Score
  • The Prince of Tides
  • Revolutionary Road
  • Superman: The Movie
  • Step Up 3
  • The Taking of Pelham 123
  • Unbreakable
  • Winter’s Tale

Built by and named for the New York Central Railroad in the heyday of American long-distance passenger rail travel, it covers 48 acres (19 ha) and has 44 platforms, more than any other railroad station in the world. Its platforms, all below ground, serve 41 tracks on the upper level and 26 on the lower, though the total number of tracks along platforms and in rail yards exceeds 100.

The Main Concourse is the center of Grand Central. The space is cavernous – 275 ft (84 m) long, 120 ft (37 m) wide and 125 ft (38 m) high – and usually filled with bustling crowds. The ticket booths are in the Concourse, although many now stand unused or have been re purposed since the introduction of ticket vending machines.

A lot of weddings make their photo shooting in the main concourse of the station. An even though we didn’t have a wedding, we did too.

It is full of events as well.

We spent more than two hours having fun and making pictures along Just married couples.

It is said that the Terminal had a secret 45th platform, which was used for president Roosevelt to get him to Waldorf Astoria Hotel.


Dinner at Oysters bar wasn’t so impressive. Some articles say that The Oysters Bar is the best fish restaurant in NY. If so, poor you, I would say. But the place is worth visiting. I feel sad I ignored it before.

And that was a place when I wished my children were there with me.

I would recommend those books. I love old pictures of modern places.


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