A Life Long Love Story
When I was 13, my dad moved from Chicago to New Jersey to take a new job. My sister and I got to go out and visit him a few times while he was out there. It was my first time on an airplane and during our stay, it was my first trip to New York City. New York City would eventually become a place I would visit regularly on band tours and eventually a place where I would live and fall in love for a time. In 1997, it meant only one thing to me: the place where Ghostbusters was filmed.
I grew up on Ghostbusters and I had become a diehard fan before I even began my teenage years. When my dad asked us what we wanted to do, I pulled out a carefully prepared stack of papers with all the addresses and directions and I said that I wanted to visit the Ghostbusters filming locations. He smiled and our adventure began.
Then the following year, I went to a family reunion in Florida and my Ghostbusters journey continued. We saw the Ghostbusters driving around Universal Studios. I’m glad I got to see this because it no longer exists.
Then in February 2012, no longer a child, I was on my way to Europe via NYC and I thought I would stop back by for old times sake
If you want to go on this journey yourself, here’s a quick guide to the NYC world of the Ghosbusters:
Hook & Ladder Company #8
14 North Moore Street, Manhattan, New York City
Dana Barrett’s Apartment Building. The “Shandor Building”:
55 Central Park West, Manhattan, New York City
New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street, Manhattan, New York City
“Department of Parapsychology” / Weaver Hall
Broadway & 116th Street, Manhattan, New York City
Manhattan City Bank, where they get a loan
489 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, New York City
Where Louis tries to escape the Hellhound
Tavern on the Green
Central Park at W. 67th Street, Central Park, Manhattan, New York City