Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis recently set the internet ablaze by announcing, via Instagram, that their beloved HBO series “Sex and the City” is being rebooted as a new show called “And Just Like That . . . “ for the HBO Max streaming service. Not returning to the screen to reprise her role as publicist Samantha Jones? Kim Cattrall, who famously blew up the franchise’s proposed third movie by refusing to be a part of it amid what eventually turned into a very public feud with SJP.
Parker, for one, isn’t worried about shooting the revival sans Cattrall. As she recently told TMZ, “We have New York City as a fourth character.” The island of Manhattan certainly proved a viable personality throughout the course of the series’ six-season run, as well as in the 2008 and 2010 movie adaptations. Showcasing charming streetscapes, envy-inducing apartments and the hippest of restaurants and shops, “Sex and the City” painted an extremely romantic view of Big Apple living.
The brownstone where Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw character lived was especially idyllic, embracing all the best parts of New York dwellings – a handsome exterior with grand wooden doors, a picturesque stoop with ornate iron railings, a tree-lined street and a location seemingly within walking distance to all the chic spots the women hung out. But fans might be surprised to know that no less than six different exteriors were actually used to represent Carrie’s home on the series. And here I thought she had a lot of shoes!
Said to be at 245 E. 73rd St. on the Upper East Side (an address that doesn’t actually exist), the location used most often on the show – and the one most familiar to viewers – can be found at 66 Perry St. in the West Village. That spot, though, didn’t actually show up until season three. Prior to that, five different locales stood in for Carrie’s pad.
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