Movie Set Travel: Baby Mama
We'll admit it, this week was a little low on solid new movie releases, so our pick should bring some dumb humor into your weekend. "Baby Mama" is fresh from the great (female) minds at "Saturday Night Live." Tina Fey plays Kate Holbrook, a successful executive who, at 37, finds she can't have a baby. She discovers Amy Poehler, as South Philly lady Angie Ostrowiski, who can--easily.
Angie becomes Kate's surrogate mom and Kate goes into over-preparation mode for parenthood. A snafu lands Angie on Kate's doorstep to live out her pregnancy and Kate's attempts to groom her just so. Stereotypical jokes ensue, but that there are some genuine laughs and Fey does her normal, paranoid/stellar job.
This is one movie that was actually--shockingly--filmed in and around the city. So here are some fun things to check out in New York:
Where To Hang Out: Communitea Head to this Long Island City teahouse where expansive windows and a very laid back vibe set the scene. It's literally a community with a neighborhood clientele and a huge selection of imported tea and coffee. We hear the service can be spotty, but if you're patient it'll work out.
What to See: Cobble Hill Park Head to Brooklyn and check out this cozy park tucked between Verandah Place, Congress Street and Clinton Street. Completely reconstructed in 1989, the park even incorporates 19th-century period materials such as blue stone and cast iron, and it features granite entrance columns and herringbone-patterned brick walkways.
Where to Stay: The Plaza Splurge and check out the newly reopened Plaza Hotel on Central Park South. Boasting 24-carat gold plated Sherle Wagner designed sinks and fixtures in every guest room as well as the largest square footage for suites in a luxury NYC hotel, The Plaza shouldn't disappoint. Don't miss the new Champagne Bar and the classic Afternoon Tea. It's "only" $60 a person.
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