Thursday, December 17, 2015

Big (1988)

Playing the piano never looked so fun!  It's hard not to love this fantasy flick about a boy who wished to be big.  Not only that, but Josh proceeds to get promoted after just a few weeks to the coolest job ever, he had a sweet Soho loft fully equipped with a trampoline, pinball and a free soda machine.  We all thought that would happen to us when we grew up.  It's also hard not to be pissed off at this fantasy flick for screwing with our minds.

Big was filmed in Rye & New York, NY and Alpine & Cliffside Park, NJ

Location: The Convenience Store
Address: 666 Anderson Ave, Cliffside Park, NJ

Location: Josh's House
Address: 437 Greenmount Ave, Cliffside Park, NJ

Location: Billy's House
Address: 435 Greenmount Ave, Cliffside Park, NJ

Location: The Fair
Address: Palisades Interstate Park (Ross Dock Picnic Area), Alpine, NJ

Location: George Washington Elementary School
Address: 440 Oakdene Ave, Cliffside Park, NJ

Location: The St. James Hotel
Address:  109 W 45th St between 6th & 7th Ave, New York, NY

In the movie, The St. James Hotel was a dump but in real life it is quite the opposite.

Location: Department of Consumer Affairs
Address: 141 Worth St (at Centre St), New York, NY

Location: MacMillan Toy Company
Address: 40 W 23rd St (b/w 5th and 6th Ave), New York, NY

I passed this building every day on my way to culinary school and never realized it as the McMillan Toy Co. building

Location: Josh's Loft
Address: 85 Grand St (at Greene St), New York, NY ) 

Location: The Paddleball Court
Address: Thompson St & Spring St, New York, NY

Location: Amusement Park
Address: 1 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY   Playland Park

I spent several summer nights here growing up.  If you're a fan of Fatal Attraction (1987), this is where Alex takes Ellen.  They ride The Dragon Coaster, which is also featured in the video for  Mariah Carey - Fantasy (1995).

Locations Visited: November, December 2015

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