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New York’s Gifts to the World: Gift #7

Over the next week, many Metroblogging communities will be posting a list of 7 unique things (one per day) that their cities contribute to the world. Being such an important part of world culture, New York couldn’t pass up this opportunity!

Without further ado, below is today’s gift:

nyfilming.jpgStarting with the birth of film, New York has always been an ideal location for movie settings. From the famous sweaty, impatient jurors in Twelve Angry Men, to Meg Ryan’s famous orgasm at Katz’s Deli in the Lower East Side, to Michael Corleone slaying Sallozzo and Officer McCluskey in a NY Italian restaurant, to Josh Baskin (Tom Hanks) playing the piano atFAO Schwartz in Big, to little Kevin McCallister staying at the Plaza Hotel, to the Men In Black finally defeating the aliens at Flushing Meadow Park, NYC is the home of so many famous movie scenes. When you factor in the many scenes from Ghostbusters, Goodfellas, and other well-known classics, NY’s role becomes that much more respectable.

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