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Classic New York Movies: Where We Met Harry and Sally
Now that the Oscars are over, we're back to classic New York movies. Check out our map--just don't call it Sheldon.
1989's "When Harry Met Sally" begins in Chicago, but the story of a woman and a man who become friends over several years is at its heart a New York story, shaped by the experiences writer Nora Ephron and director Rob Reiner as singles and divorcés in the city.
Harry and Sally may have lived uptown, but most of their adventures head downtown, like that memorable meal at Katz's Deli (205 E. Houston Street). You could have what she's having, but we recommend the pastrami. Their encounter at a bookstore should drive you to support the indie Shakespeare and Co. (downtown location at 716 Broadway), maybe even order some flowers from the local Plant Shed (2750 Broadway) instead of 1-800-FLOWERS.
Too broke from buying and furnishing your way-too-deluxe uptown apartment? Remember the admission at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a "suggested donation." Maybe visiting these sites aren't great date material, but on the other hand, Harry and Sally started as friends first...