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Entries by Nick Carr from 10/2009

Leaving New York: The White Mana Diner

| Posted 10.01.2009 | New York

Recently, I've been scouting New York looking for Detroit (don't ask), a search that ultimately led me to northern Jersey and the White Mana Diner -- originally created for the 1964 World's Fair in Flushing.

Teaser: Guess the Movie!

| Posted 10.02.2009 | New York

Nearly every location in my new film subject has been demolished or completely renovated since the movie was made over 30 years ago.

New York, You've Changed: Taxi Driver (Part 1)

| Posted 10.05.2009 | New York

Finding the locations used in Taxi Driver turned out to be incredibly difficult; the film documents a city that has since been demolished, rebuilt, spit-shined, and stamped with a seal of approval.

New York, You've Changed: Taxi Driver (Part 2)

| Posted 10.07.2009 | New York

When we last left off, Travis Bickle was cruising through Times Square. We then catch him uptown as he makes a drop off at the Hotel Olcott at 27 West 72nd Street.

New York, You've Changed: Taxi Driver, Part III

| Posted 10.14.2009 | New York

I don't look back nostalgically on the grittier New York of the late 1970s. As I never experienced it first hand, I believe it's dangerous and naive to romanticize something the city has worked to rise up from.

A Visit to Castle Rock

| Posted 10.20.2009 | New York

You may have seen it from the road in Garrison, NY: a fairy tale-like castle poking out from the trees at the top of a mountain. It may have been L. Frank Baum's inspiration for the castle in the Wizard of Oz.

A Very Important Reminder

| Posted 10.23.2009 | New York

There is nothing like marching down Sixth Ave and seeing literally millions of New Yorkers exhibiting their creativity in the most horrifying or hilarious ways imaginable.

Halloween in NY: Rosemary's Baby

| Posted 10.26.2009 | New York

Polanski brilliantly uses the city to induce a heavy sense of claustrophobia: despite being in such a teeming metropolis, Rosemary is trapped for most of the film in the her dusty old apartment.

Halloween in New York: Bleecker Street

| Posted 10.28.2009 | New York

Halloween is the only time of the year that I actually pay attention to store window displays, and I'm always impressed by the offerings on Bleecker Street in the West Village.

11 Best New York City Horror Movies

| Posted 10.30.2009 | New York

Just in time for Halloween, Scouting NY put together a list of the best horror movies that take place in New York City.

Happy Halloween From Scouting NY!

| Posted 10.30.2009 | New York

For those in New York this weekend, you have no excuse not to go to the Village Halloween Parade, one of the best New York City events of the year.