If you're a New Yorker, you know what it's like to weave through film crews on the sidewalk to get to work, to get home, and when you're out partying. 

It's a fact of life in New York City.

This fact of life is the reason there are so many famous movies and TV shows whose backdrops are yellow NYC taxis and shining NYC skyscrapers.

Every New Yorker knows the thrill of their favorite TV show panning over a restaurant they've been, the thrill of watching your favorite characters stroll past your apartment building.

If you feel like the volume of TV shows set in NYC is increased, don't worry, you're not going crazy. You only feel that way because, well, they have increased.

WNYC reported that the number of scripted television shows produced in NYC has more than quadrupled since 2002. There were 46 new shows in 2014 that were set in NYC.

What's contributed to this upsurge in NYC-set television? A surge that's skewed heavily toward hour-long dramas?

Contributing factors include expanded studio space, and new tax credits, plus the fact that NYC is really awesome.


In fact, in 2013-2014, more drama pilots were shot in New York than Los Angeles, and that's the first time on record that that's ever happened.

WNYC examined four years of data on shooting permit locations from the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment shows TV shoots happening throughout NYC's five boroughs.



Unsurprisingly, there are a ton of shows that've been shot in Midtown and Lower Manhattan, but HBO's Girls was shot mostly in Greenpoint, and plenty of other shows were shot in Long Island City and Astoria.

Want to know where your favorite NYC-set show was shot? Perfect. Visit WNYC to check out the map, and then be sure to check out the bar where your favorite characters got wild.

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[via WNYC] [Feature Image Courtesy Sprudge.com]