Yup, it’s Carrie’s iconic stoop from Sex and the City, located on Perry Street in the West Village (they filmed the stoop scenes here, even though on the show she lived on the Upper East Side). My sister and I visited this historic landmark on a Sex and the City walking tour we took over the weekend. It was fun-we got to wander around the West Village and visit sites from the show such as the park where Steve and Miranda got married, Pastis, where Carrie and Alexandr ate brunch, the Diane von Furstenberg store, where Carrie is shopping (in the movie) when she tells Samantha she’s engaged to Big, and more. But unsurprisingly, my favorite stop of the day was this one:
If you’re visiting NYC or if you’re a local and want to get to know various parts of the city better, a walking tour really is a great idea. It’s a perfect opportunity to get outside, enjoy the beautiful autumn weather, and explore an unfamiliar area (while burning off all the cupcakes you just ate). When you live in NYC (or any city, I assume) you sometimes get stuck in a rut of staying in your own neighborhood and just going to all of your regular places, so this is a wonderful way to branch out. I’m excited to take a historic walking tour next and learn some of the history behind New York’s different areas and architecture (and maybe do a food tour, too!). Check out this site for what looks like a lot of great options.
photos by Jacqueline and Allison for York Avenue