THE POP CULTURE LOVER'S GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY
by Bob Egan of PopSpotsNYC.com
with Maps by Jim Egan
THE WEBSITE WITH OVER 120 NEIGHBORHOOD MAPS SHOWING THE EXACT LOCATIONS OF 1000's OF FAMOUS POP CULTURE SPOTS ACROSS THE CITY (with addresses and cross-streets following), including:
1) MOVIES AND TV LOCATIONS and BROADWAY THEATERS
2) MUSIC (Music Venues; Album Cover Locations; Legendary Jazz Clubs)
3) CELEBRITY RESIDENCES
4) LITERARY LANDMARKS ( including Bookstores)
5) COMIC BOOK SUPERHERO LOCATIONS
6) FAMOUS NYC BUILDINGS, SCULPTURES, AND PAINTINGS
7) NEW YORK and U.S. HISTORY
8) SPORTS (Famous NYC Sports Stars; Legendary Stadiums: Where to Play)
9) MUSEUMS, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS, and TOURS (to come)
10) OFFBEAT RESTAURANTS, BARS, STORES, and THINGS TO SEE AND DO
11) COOL PLACES FOR KIDS
SAMPLE: "Movies set in Greenwich VIllage":
In June 2018. . . you can buy the easy-to-carry book version with over 2,000 locations mapped out:
The book is called POP CULTURE - NEW YORK CITY: THE ULTIMATE LOCATION FINDER and is published by (Applause Books /Hal Leonard Publications) .
The back cover . . .
The table of contents . . .
Look for it at your local bookstore , especially in New York CIty. Support your local bookstores! It's also available online from, among other places, Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and Target.com and can also be ordered through your local bookshop. For my list of over 250 new, used, and specialty bookstores in NYC, click here.
The book is arriving in bookstores now. (as of June 28, 2018)
Here's a review of the book that really got across what I was trying to accomplish. . .
Meanwhile, The New York TImes said it was "bursting with maps". . . .
NOTE: This website was the working manuscript for the book version, so there might be slight variations in the text - and misspellings. There are also some additional chapters here, most involving pictures, which could not fit into the book. This website is also the skeleton for an app version to follow. In the future look for additional Pop Culture Lover's Guides to Los Angeles/San Francisco and London.
THESE 17 CHAPTERS MAKE UP THE FIRST DRAFT OF THE BOOK.
Several chapters have extensive photographs or artwork that are not in the book. When walking around the city, it's far easier to use the printed guidebook, but this way all the facts and maps are available for you to refer to 24/7 by smart-phone or computer.
1) 500 MOVIE and TV LOCATIONS (Maps)
NYC film poster locations
TV Sitcom Locations
Cult TV Show Locations
Where to See Live TV Shows
300 Best Loved Movies Filmed in NYC (List)
2) 41 BROADWAY THEATERS &
30 CONCERT HALLS (Maps)
A list of Broadway theaters by number of seats,
with facts about each
A list of NYC Concert Halls by number of seats
3) 10 LEGENDARY COMEDY CLUBS
Ten Legendary 1950's- 1990's Comedy Clubs:
Their heydays and who they helped launch
into Pop Culture fame
4) 175 NYC MUSIC VENUE
Folk, Rock, Punk, Disco, and Hip-Hop Clubs
and Concert Halls from the 1950's to the 1990's
Famous Recording Studios and their Hits
40 Top NYC Music Videos (via Spin Magazine)(link)
5) 125 NYC RECORD ALBUM
COVER LOCATIONS (Maps)
Folk, Rock, Punk, New Wave, Disco, Hip Hop,
List of Used Vinyl Record and CD Stores (List)
6) 110 HISTORIC JAZZ CLUBS
of the 1920's to1960's (Maps)
Maps of former 52ND STREET, HARLEM &
GREENWICH VILLAGE jazz clubs
Over 80 historic photos of many clubs
7) 325 NYC CELEBRITY
TV, Movie, and Rock Stars
Addresses of the celebrities (alphabetical) (List)
8) 100 NYC LITERARY
Scene Locations, Iconic Novels by Neighborhood,
and Famous Writer's Addresses
Most Notable NYC Novels (List)
The 25 Most Notable NYC Children's,
and Young Adult Books (List)
List of over 250 New, Used, and Specialty NYC Bookstores (List)
9) 90 COMIC BOOK & MOVIE
SUPERHEROES LOCATIONS (Maps)
Where the superheroes live and work
Famous scene locations
NYC Comic Book Stores (List)
10) 200 ICONIC NYC BUILDINGS
and PUBLIC SCULPTURES (Maps)
Skyscrapers, Bridges, Parks, Historical Buildings
and Celebrated, Eclectic, and Cool Sculptures
The 100 Most Iconic NYC Buildings (List)
The 100 Most Iconic NYC Sculptures (List)
11) 100 ICONIC NYC PAINTINGS
Where famous paintings were painted
A page of over 75 images of the
on the maps (images)
Where famous artists and photographers
12) 30 NYC SPORTS LEGENDS'
25 LEGENDARY SPORTS STADIUMS
NYC's Professional Sports Teams
Official NYC Sports Clothing and Memoribilia Stores
50 Places to Play Sports in New York CIty (List)
25 Top Pop Cultural Moments in NYC
Sports History (List)
13) 50 SPOTS OF NYC HISTORY in POP CULTURE (Maps)
Where famous photographs were taken
Mob locations, Death Scenes, Inventions, Hotels,
U.S. Presidents, Ethnic, Women's and Gay History
Neighborhoods (i.e. Soho) and Historical Trade
Districts (i.e. the Flower District.)
35 NYC Tech Company Locations (Map)
14) 50 NYC TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
and MUSEUMS (List)
The Top Free Sights by Neighborhood and
The Top Attractions with Admission
The Top 13 Most-Visited Museums and
67 other Specialty Museums by Subject (List)
A List of Museums that are either Always Free,
Free on Special Nights, or Pay-What-You-Wish
Sightseeing Busses and Specialty
Tours (TO COME) (List)
15) 75 UNIQUE and OFFBEAT NYC PLACES (Maps)
Random places and trivia for NYC walkers
Unique & Offbeat Stores (List).
Unique & Offbeat Restaurants and Bars (List).
Offbeat Annual Events (List).
16) 60 NYC PLACES FOR KIDS AND TEENS (List)
Cool, fun, and interesting places to take
kids and teens
17) SITE SOURCES AND LINKS
List of Sources (List)
ABOUT THE WEBSITE AND BOOK
No doubt about it, New York City is the pop culture capital of the world. And for good reason. Movies, TV shows, iconic photographs, works of literature, landmark buildings, amazing sculptures, and historic cultural events: they all happen here.
While other NYC guides can get you to Central Park, they won't tell you where in the park to find the exact spots where over a hundred of your favorite movies were filmed or dozens of famous album covers were shot. That's why every pop-culture-loving explorer needs a copy of this one-of-a-kind treasure map to all the famous places you've heard or read about over the years.
Ready to explore? The website and book features a multitude of maps and addresses to thousands of locations where some of the greatest moments in pop culture took place, The Pop Culture Lover's Guide to New York City (and the book "Pop Culture New York City: The Ultimate Location Finder ") will lead you to:
The locations of classic films like Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Godfather, and popular TV shows such as Friends and Gossip Girl *
Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly looks into Tiffany's wIndow at the southeast corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th street in 1961's Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Buildings where hundreds of celebrities live, including Celebrity Row along Central Park West *
The epicenters of cultural revolutions like the Studio 54 nightclub and the Stonewall Inn
Hundreds of iconic buildings and sculptures you can see, mosly for free, and so much more!
So whether you like movies, TV, theater, music, sports, comics, video games, or literature this website and book will take you on an exhilarating, not-to-be-forgotten adventure!
ABOUT BOB EGAN
Bob Egan is the founder of PopSpotsNYC.com, a popular website detailing the successful searches for the long-lost locations of hundreds of rock and roll album cover and movie scene locations.
Having been referred to as the "Sherlock Holmes of Pop Culture," Mr. Egan and PopSpots have been profiled
in magazines and online articles throughout the world. He has been the host of several Sony Records promotional videos for Bob Dylan and Billy Joel box-set collections
Mr. Egan is an author, editor, and researcher. His newest book is a guide to over 2,000 pop culture locations in New York City, to be releasd later this year. He also gives lectures and tours on New York City Pop Culture.
Bob and PopSpots in the New York Post
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