Location scout's guide to New York movie scene
24 September 2012 Last updated at 00:16 BST
New York City is full of famous landmarks from the Empire State Building to the Brooklyn Bridge.
As the setting for countless movies and television shows it is instantly familiar to millions of people around the world who have never strolled in Central Park or taken a ride in a yellow cab.
Not all Hollywood films are based in or around tourist destinations. When a director wants to see a different side of New York he sends out a scout to find the perfect location.
Nick Carr is one of them. He gave the BBC a tour of his favourite sites. Some you might recognise, others could be coming to a screen soon.
Produced for the BBC by Matt Wells and Ilya Shnitser.