Lincoln Square, New York, New York, United States

Dana's Apartment - Ghostbusters (1984)

During a cold Winter shoot, this apartment building was the location for Dana Barrett's (Sigourney Weaver) haunted apartment. The rooftop temple was a matte painting special effect, extended the height of the building by several stories.

Right across the street was the location of the Tavern on the Green restaurant that nerdy crush Louis Tully (Rick Moranis) escapes to later in the film. Sadly, it closed down on New Year's Eve 2009.

Tavern on the Green: https://findery.com/notes/863289519818

Fun Fact: No all of the scenes involving 55 Central Park West were done in New York - a cunning replica was built in Los Angeles, which allowed filmmakers to create the cracking pavement that tips a poor police cruiser into a newly formed ditch. It takes a keen eye to spot the change, which sometimes happens more than once in a single scene!

Dana's Apartment - Ghostbusters (1984)