Long time fans of the legendary sitcom Friends should already be aware of the recent filming of Rachel Green and the gang’s reunion. While mostly shot inside a studio in Los Angeles, there are locations that can be visited in New York City which inspired the setting where the show takes place.
While waiting for the release of their reunion one-off special, you can also binge watch all the episodes from the first to the latest season on Netflix. To further fulfil your nostalgia, let’s take a look at these New York City spots for Friends inspired photo shoots!
When watching the show’s opening to the tunes of “I’ll Be There for You”, you might notice the fountain near where the cast sits on the sofa. Though the real fountain is located in Warner Bros Ranch in California which is rarely open to the public, it is widely believed that it was inspired by the Cherry Hill Fountain found in Central Park. So having your moment with your best friends captured by the fountain can capture the essence of Friends!
In the first episode of season 7, we saw Monica and Chandler inviting the gang to celebrate their engagement in one the most iconic establishments of New York City, Plaza Hotel. Just nearby to Central Park, you can have the Plaza Hotel standing in the background as you capture romantic occasions with your partner!
The scenes of central park are often depicted in the show, with one of the episodes showing the walking path recreated and serves as a comedic relief between Phoebe and Rachel. Rachel invites Phoebe for a run but soon finds Phoebe running erratically, embarrassing Rachel and serves as a plot point for episode 7 of Season 6. Central Park is indeed a perfect spot for photo shoots of any occasion.
In season 6 we see one of the main cast, Ross Gheler, moving from working at the museum to becoming a Professor at New York University. Located within New York City, you can find the institution’s campus just beside Washington Square Park. An iconic part of this spot is the fountain and the giant arch where you can have a fun photoshoot around!
Though not shot exactly in New York, the real locations that inspired the setting of the show can be visited for a Friends inspired photoshoot moment! SweetEscape connects you to thousands of local professional photographers who are always ready to capture your moment safely and memorably. Looking to recreate moments you’re inspired by? With SweetEscape you can #MakeEveryMomentMemorable!