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My Best Of New York: Taraji P. Henson- “Person Of Interest”

September 15, 2011 1:30 PM

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Taraji P. Henson plays Detective Carter in CBS drama “Person of Interest.” While the show is filmed in New York, Henson, a Washington D.C. native, has been able to explore her interests, including New York theater, cuisine and … Carmelo Anthony.

The American actress and singer has appeared in numerous films, including “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” for which she earned an Oscar nomination. She appears alongside Michael Emerson and Jim Caviezel in “Person of Interest.” The plotline involves a mysterious billionaire, played by Michael Emerson, with a computer program that can identify people’s connections to future crimes. Jim Caviezel’s character John Reese is hired to uncover the crimes, while Henson plays an NYPD officer who becomes involved. Interested in seeing and hearing more? Catch up quickly with a preview video here.

Henson’s time in New York was well spent. Follow her recommendations and get to a Knicks Game at Madison Square Garden. Find transportation, ticket and dining information – and more! – in our Guide to Madison Square Garden. And keep your eyes peeled on the first row seats. You never know which celebrity or New York icon you’ll see!

To say New York City has a variety of ethnic cuisines would be an understatement. There are actually three Chinatowns within the five boroughs. Not to mention Koreatown, Indian-cuisine filled Murray Hill, Little Italy, and more. Whether you’re craving Caribbean, Indian, Chinese, Korean or Middle Eastern Food, you’ll be able to satisfy your cravings with CBS Local Guides.

The blazing lights and bustling traffic surrounding New York’s Theater District can make the Broadway Show experience overwhelming. Tune into WCBS 880’s Jim Taylor’s weekly webcast, A Closer Look At Broadway, for in-depth information about the hottest shows. Our Broadway Buzz brings you up-to-date news about all things Broadway.

What do you love most about New York City? Share your favorite haunts below.

You can watch Taraji P. Henson in “Person of Interest” on CBS-2 Thursdays at 9 p.m.
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