One of the top 5 catchphrases of the 80's came from this show about a rich Park Avenue businessman adopting the two sons of his deceased maid. It didn't matter if you were team Garrett, Adelaide or Pearl, each era had its share of very special episodes. Unfortunately, the young cast had more than their shares of struggles post cancellation. Nonetheless, Diff'rent Strokes had a nice long run, enduring three housekeepers, two networks and two Maggies.
Location: Manhattan's Upper East Side
You get a nice view from across the East River at Gantry Plaza State Park...
This is also where one of the photoshoots from Gia (1998) was filmed.
Location: The Drummond Penthouse
Address: 900 Park Ave at 70th St, New York, NY
Location: Arnold & Willis' Basketball Court
Address: 4975 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA LA Grace Church
Much thanks to Michael McGinnis for this information. The basketball court is actually the parking lot located on N Alexandria Avenue...
The building you see when Arnold and Willis hop into the limo is across the street 1515 N Alexandria Avenue...
Location Visited: December 2015, October 2018
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Opening Credits Harlem Street