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5th & Park: Film/Fiction Walking Tour

New York, United States

Experience hosted by Cole

90 minsHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people

What you'll do

My peaceful (100 min.) walking tour takes you on a film & fiction adventure in Manhattan's historic Carnegie Hill neighborhood. The 3pm tour meets at the Guggenheim Museum (89th & 5th) and ends at the Metropolitan Museum.

In response to COVID-19, I will only book one tour at a time, your tour. I wear a face shield on the tour so you can see my face.

See filming locations ("The Fisher King," "Marathon Man," "American Psycho"), homes of literary icons (J.D. Salinger, Truman Capote, Erik Larsen), lush Central Park, and the impressive architecture of one of the country's oldest, wealthiest, and most popular filming locations in the world.

We'll see the beautiful stained glass murals in The Church of Heavenly Rest where Keanu Reeves meets Charlize Theron in "The Devil's Advocate" and glimpse a variety of waterbirds inhabiting the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in Central Park!

We'll see the impressive Andrew Carnegie Mansion (a.k.a. The Cooper Hewitt Museum of Design) and dig the French Gothic Chateau style of The Jewish Museum while checking out filming locations from movies such as "Arthur," "Maid In Manhattan," "Men In Black," "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," "Cactus Flower," "Mr. Popper's Penguins," "Ransom," "Melinda and Melinda," "When Harry Met Sally," "Working Girl," and "The International."

If it looks rainy, bring an umbrella. Wear comfortable shoes.
My peaceful (100 min.) walking tour takes you on a film & fiction adventure in Manhattan's historic Carnegie Hill neighborhood. The 3pm tour meets at the Guggenheim Museum (89th & 5th) and ends at the Metropolitan Museum.

In response to COVID-19, I will only book one tour at a time, your tour. I wear a face shield on the tour so you can see my face.

See filming locations ("The Fisher King," "Marathon Man," "American Psycho"…

Meet your host, Cole

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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I'm 24-year veteran film critic and historian Cole Smithey. My popular website ColeSmithey.com, and Craft Beer & Film Podcast LA GRANDE BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST), provides movie-lovers with a wealth of audio, video, and print entertainment online.

I've lived in Carnegie Hill along Museum Mile since 1997. Tons of movies have used locations here, amid the neighborhood's 19 different styles of architecture. "American Animals" and HBO's "The Hunt" are two recent projects that feature Carnegie Hill locations. Andy Warhol, J.D. Salinger, Mike Nichols, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Truman Capote, Sidney Lumet, and Anthony Bourdain have all lived in this wonderful neighborhood that I have the joyous pleasure of sharing with you.

Let me take you on a wonderful film and fiction adventure through Carnegie Hill! We might even see a celebrity!
I'm 24-year veteran film critic and historian Cole Smithey. My popular website ColeSmithey.com, and Craft Beer & Film Podcast LA GRANDE BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST), provides movie-lovers with a wealth of audio, video, and print entertainment online.

I've lived in Carnegie Hill along Museum Mile since 1997. Tons of movies have used locations here, amid the neighborhood's 19 different styles of architecture. "American Animals" and HBO's "The Hunt" are two recent projects that feature Carn…
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Mon, Apr 19
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Tue, Apr 20
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Wed, Apr 21
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Where you'll be

We'll soak up Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic Guggenheim Museum, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in Central Park, the Carnegie Mansion, the Palazzo-styled Kahn Mansion, the Jewish Museum, the Metropolitan Museum, the Empire State & Chrysler buildings. See former & current homes of Robert Redford, Ralph Lauren, Katie Couric, Bette Midler, J.D. Salinger, Truman Capote, William Friedkin, Madeliene Kahn & Marlene Dietrich.
Amelie
January 2020
Die Tour an sich was nett. Ich bin selbst nicht wirklich in Filme involviert und habe die Tour eher für meinen Partner gemacht. Am Anfang wurde viel über Filme erzählt, dann jedoch eher, wer wann wo wie lange wohnte. Ich hätte mir gewünscht, dass das Kernthema mehr ausgereizt wird.
Die Tour an sich was nett. Ich bin selbst nicht wirklich in Filme involviert und habe die Tour eher für meinen Partner gemacht. Am Anfang wurde viel über Filme erzählt, dann jedoch…
Pearl
January 2020
Cole is a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic host. I was the only guest on a super freezing day, and Cole’s professionalism and thoughtfulness just warmed my heart. He loves his neighborhood as much as he loves films and literature - he knows every building and anecdotes behind it. I recommend the tour and checking his website to get some background knowledge. If you have free time and enough energy, get ready to tour the Guggenheim and MET before and after the tour on you own.
Cole is a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic host. I was the only guest on a super freezing day, and Cole’s professionalism and thoughtfulness just warmed my heart. He loves his n…
서영
November 2019
Cole은 영화를 정말 사랑하고 그 영화들의 배경이 된 뉴욕에 대한 애정을 가지고 있었고 건축에 대한 소양도 풍부해서 영화속의 뉴욕으로 퓽덩 빠지게 한 최고의 안내자 였습니다. 돌어 가면 장소들과 관련된 영화들을 다시 보며 뉴욕을 느껴 보고 싶어요.
Regina
November 2019
DO NOT MISS THIS TOUR! Fabulous host with an incredible array of information. Beautiful historical locales and stunning architecture. Cole’s knowledge, insight and stories made this tour magical. Highly recommended!
Jill
November 2019
Such a great experience! It was like taking a walk with a friend. He was very knowledgeable about the history of buildings and the movies that have been filmed there. He had great personal stories as well. I highly recommend it!
Lynn
November 2019
Will recommend Cole to friends that visit New York. Our tour was lovely even side tracked, as it was, by the Marathon, we enjoyed it very much.

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    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 3 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Bring an umbrella if rainy!

Please wear your face mask.