“And there, in the same city where they met as girls, four New York women entered the next phase of their lives, dressed head to toe in love. And that’s the one label that never goes out of style.”
Does this sound familiar? Even more so – do you know those lines by heart? Then, why, hello there, fellow Sex and the City fan! Are you Team Big or Team Aidan? Regardless of who you’re rooting for – one thing’s for certain. We all know an apartment building in New York with an all too familiar looking stoop, where a girl cried, laughed, sat, fell in love, kissed and talked about her love for shoes!
Are you Team Big or Team Aidan? Regardless of who you’re rooting for – one thing’s for certain. We all know an apartment building in New York with an all too familiar looking stoop, where a girl cried, laughed, sat, fell in love, kissed and talked about her love for shoes!
I’m talking about Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment front stoop in “Sex and the City.” On the show, it was said that she lived on the Upper East Side of New York. However, in reality, the infamous Carrie Bradshaw apartment is in the West Village.
Real address: 66 Perry Street (between Bleecker and West 4th)
The Sex and the City apartment building is walking distance from The High Line, Chelsea Market and the Washington Square Park. It’s also just a 5-minute walk to the famous “Friends” apartment building! Ergo, you can make half a day of doing New York touristy stuff if you like 🙂
I HAVE A FEW IMPORTANT REMINDERS TO SHARE, THOUGH!!! Read them below.
You will NOT be able to sit, stand or take selfies while on the stoop! There’s a real family that owns and lives in this building and they do deserve privacy. Obviously, the Carrie Bradshaw New York apartment has grown into a tourist spot of sorts and continues to attract regular visitors every single day (there were a number of people who were there when I was) and this has caused privacy issues. I’m guessing those same privacy concerns have prompted the apartment owners to do this:
Yes, that’s a chain with signs that say: “Please do NOT go on the steps. Please keep your voices down for the sake of our neighbors and please donate and help save the lives of homeless NYC dogs and cats. Thank you!” and “Please do not go on staircase please.”
As you can see, the sign asking for donations for the homeless cats and dogs is right next to the donation box.
The real apartment owners are very serious about this so please respect this. Even Sarah Jessica Parker received the apartment owner’s ire when she filmed a commercial for her SJP shoe line in October 2014. She filmed along the public sidewalk in front of the apartment but when she reached over the chain and placed shoes on the staircase, the owners got mad. Oops.
Another thing you might notice is a huge banner on the window. It has an anti-Trump statement (I have a clearer photo of it but won’t post it here since this is more of appreciating our love for Carrie Bradshaw and Sex and the City, right? 🙂 ).
Also, just in case you plan to use Google Maps to locate the apartment, this has actually been blurred on the Google Street view photo! I read somewhere that it’s part of the real building owner’s measure to keep the privacy of the apartment and of the neighborhood.
One more thing -the New York apartment of Carrie Bradshaw is really just a few steps away from a real Magnolia Bakery store. Remember – Carrie and Miranda ate cupcakes bought from Magnolia Bakery? You may want to drop by and try their sweet treats.
Lastly, if you want to take what I call “my own Carrie moments” type of photos, I suggest you visit on a weekday and mid-afternoon (before people start coming home from work).
Here are my “hello, New York, this is me channeling my inner Carrie” photos:
The magic of a tripod, bluetooth image capture technology and KAPALMUKS! 😀
Now if only Sarah Jessica Parker or Michael Patrick King sees my efforts, hears my (and other Sex and the City fans) pleas for SATC 3 and cast me (even a teensy weensy bit role is heaven) haha!
A toast! (with Cosmopolitan in my hand)
READ: Visiting that “Friends” apartment building in New York