Downtown Staten Island Ferry. Carrie hits this legendary discount department store while serving jury duty. Once a speakeasy, the building had a tunnel connecting it to the police headquarters across the street. Then she became the stylist for SATC and her name ricocheted around the world. Her current downtown store is packed with outrageous clothes and accessories; some, like the nameplate necklaces, hark back to the show. Carrie takes a flying leap for an assignment and realizes the value of a safety net.
At this branch of TSNY, students swing over the Hudson River— and locals love watching them from a waterfront promenade. Pier 40, on West Street Buddakan. The East Village shop has all the comics, graphic novels, and action figures a teen collector could handle. Marks Place Louis K. Stop by to enjoy exhibitions featuring primarily contemporary art and works of photorealism.
Miranda and Steve get married in this unassuming community park. Greenwich Avenue between Sixth Avenue and W. Carrie celebrates her 35th birthday here— alone. This was one of the first New York restaurants to do Tuscan food in a sophisticated setting, and celebs rely on it for its discretion.
While sitting on the patio, Miranda asks Steve to marry her. Big breaks the news to Carrie: Samantha tries to get to know a priest in the Biblical sense at this house of worship. Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street Russian Samovar. Bring on the blini and caviar! Carrie has a memorable first date with the mysterious artist Aleksandr Petrovsky at this classic Russian restaurant.
Manolo Blahniks, famed for sky-high stilettos and prices. Big, is a regular. Charlotte and Trey do some serious ring-shopping at this classic jeweler. New Yorkers love Tiffany for its silver as well as for its sparklers. The most romantic seats in the house are up in the balcony. Reopened in after a massive renovation, the historic Plaza is now part-hotel, part-condo, and all luxury.
In season 4, Carrie meets a brief fling, jazz musician Ray, at this swanky bar and restaurant in Midtown East. Monkey Bar was also featured on an episode of Mad Men.
Carrie and Big meet here for lunch… and an unintentional swim. Set right on Central Park Lake, the Boathouse is a romantic place for brunch or dinner; an authentic Venetian gondola sometimes glides by. Park Drive North, near E.