7 NYC Spots Made Famous By Sex & The City

September 13, 2011 6:30 AM

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon at the Sex And The City 2 premiere. (credit: Max Nash/AFP/Getty Images)

From cupcakes to cocktails, Carrie Bradshaw and her friends turned many New York City stores, restaurants and bars into major attractions. Here’s a look at seven of them. By Krissy Dolor.

Century 21

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22 Cortlandt Street
New York, NY 10007
(212) 227-9092

Don’t think every New Yorker pays retails to look good. Carrie herself was a fan of bargain hunting and shopped at the Financial District location during jury duty. Century 21 is famous for selling designers fashions at discounted prices that can’t be beat.


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9 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10014
(212) 929-4844

If you’re in the mood for an aperitif and a refreshing glass of wine, head to Pastis. This popular French bistro is where Carrie and “the Russian” enjoyed brunch. Just don’t forget to plan your trip in advance — you’ll probably need a reservation.

Columbus Circle Fountains

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Central Park West and Broadway

This picturesque destination is a must-stop for both tourists and New Yorkers alike. Whether you’re meeting a new love for bite to eat — or having the breakup talk, like Carrie and Aiden — the breathtaking fountain views make any situation a bit more bearable.

Gray’s Papaya

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402 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10014
(212) 260-3532

Everyone knows that hot dogs are a New York staple. However, a frank from Gray’s Papaya is it’s own experience. Carrie grabbed one of these $1.50 dogs after her ritzy book party. Just don’t forget the best part of the meal — a cup of delicious papaya juice.

Church of the Transfiguration

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1 East 29th Street
New York, NY 10016
(212) 684-6770

Known for it’s ties to New York’s theater community, this house of worship was made famous when Samantha tried to catch the eye of a good-looking priest. The “Little Church Around the Corner” got its nickname in 1870 when a nearby church refused to bury an actor, sending the body to a “little church around the corner” that would do “that sort of thing.”

Magnolia Bakery

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Cupcakes on display at the Magnolia Bakery. (Photo/Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

401 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 462-2572

SATC and this bustling bakery ignited the cupcake craze. Order one of Magnolia’s buttercream-topped delights and swap stories about your crushes like Carrie and Miranda did. Your sweet tooth will thank you!

Manolo Blahnik

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After bringing fame to the Blahnik name as Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker is now teaming up with Manolo Blahnik for a new line which she debuted at New York Fashion Week. (credit: Brendon Throne/Getty Images)

31 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 582-3007

We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the iconic Manolo Blahnik flagship store off of Fifth Avenue. Carrie made Manolos a must-have in every woman’s closet. But don’t say we didn’t warn you: these pumps — and prices — are sky high, and most definitely not for the faint of heart.

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