Harry & Sally’s New York City

What's New — By sarahpruitt on September 15, 2010 at 7:58 pm

We’ve talked about Woody Allen’s New York City, but what about the New York of another quintessential Big Apple filmmaker, Nora Ephron? In the spirit of this post featuring style inspired by everyone’s favorite romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally… (written by Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner) here’s a round-up of some of the classic New York City spots featured in that film, as well as in Ephron’s 1998 hit You’ve Got Mail, starring Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks…and the Upper West Side.

When Harry Met Sally…

Katz's Delicatessen, Lower East Side (photobucket.com)

  • Washington Square – Where Sally (Meg Ryan) drops Harry (Billy Crystal) off after their overnight drive from Chicago
  • Loeb Boathouse (Central Park) – Where Sally tells her friends she’s broken up with her boyfriend
  • Café Luxembourg – Where Harry and Sally try to set each other up with their best friends (who instead end up falling in love)
  • Egyptian wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art - Where Sally tells Harry she’s going on a date
  • Batting cages at Coney Island – Where Harry discusses his friendship with Sally during batting practice
  • Katz’s Delicatessen – Site of the movie’s most famous scene, and arguably its most memorable line: “I’ll have what she’s having.”

You’ve Got Mail

Cafe Lalo, Upper West Side (onthesetofnewyork.com)

  • Café Lalo – Where Kathleen (Meg Ryan) goes for her first in-person date with NY152, her online correspondent
  • Gray’s Papaya – The famous (and famously cheap) hot dog spot where Kathleen and Joe eat lunch
  • 79th Street Boat Basin – Where Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) keeps his boat (also the site of the Boat Basin Café)
  • Zabar’s – Where Kathleen finds herself in the cash-only line without any cash
  • Riverside Park – Scene of the happily-ever-after ending

(Images courtesy of photobucket.com and onthesetofnewyork.com)

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