City's New Podcasts Showcase NYC Film, TV Sites

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Finding out where movie and television scenes were shot in New York now requires little more than turning on your computer.

The city's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting is offering podcast tours that tell you which productions have used the Brooklyn Bridge, New York Stock Exchange and Trinity Church, among many other downtown landmarks.

Residents and tourists alike can download the free podcast before embarking on a self-guided walking tour called "Made in New York: Walking Tours of Film and Television Locations in New York City."

"Few other cities on earth -- if any -- have been celebrated more widely or memorably onscreen than New York," Mayor Bloomberg said.

The first two podcasts are set in Lower Manhattan, and narrated by actors Matthew Modine and Julianna Margulies, The New York Times reported. Taken largely from James Sanders' 2006 book "Scenes From The City," the first podcast covers Tribeca, Foley Square and City Hall and the second hits Wall Street, ground zero and Battery Park, according to The Times.

"We picked Lower Manhattan for the first two because it is one of the most iconic of all New York districts — especially in film — and because it is, after all, where the city started," Sanders told the paper.

Sanders added that additional offerings might take tourists uptown, to Central Park, Times Square, Brooklyn and Grand Central, The Times reported.

Angelina Jolie has been filming "Salt," due out next year, here in New York in recent months. Other recent productions here include "Bride Wars", "Notorious", "Watchmen", "27 Dresses", "Definitely, Maybe", "Cloverfield" and "I Am Legend."

Television shows set in New York include "30 Rock", "Ugly Betty", "Heroes", "Gossip Girl", "Lipstick Jungle" and "Mad Men."

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