While I’ve spent spare moments over the last couple of years looking for stray Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2 shooting locations, Scouting New York is singularly devoted to looking for stray shooting locations for anything filmed in New York!
When I recently hit a stumper of a location, I reached out to Scouting New York’s head honcho, Nick, who is a full time , professional location scout while I’m a total dilettante at this. Sadly, he confirmed everything I sent – all my assumptions as well as the conclusion that none of those assumptions helped nail down an address: this was a tough one. It looks familiar, but herein lies the danger – it’s familiar enough that it could practically be anywhere in Manhattan (if it is in Manhattan!).
So! We’ve decided to hold a contest and turn it over to our readers to identify the location. At the Scouting New York website are shots from the film and the clues we’ve picked out. If you can identify the New York street depicted, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, and where you believe the location is (street / cross streets). From the correct answers, we will choose one winner to receive a special Ghostbusters prize pack, made up of some to-be-announced goodies! Wooh!
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Early in the film, we find Raymond Stantz and Winston Zeddmore appearing at a children’s birthday party, their ghostbusting business having been shut down by the city. The big question: where is the street featured as the exterior of the birthday party scene?