The Jets. The Sharks. The many, many vocal dubs. Ten-time Academy Award winner West Side Story is a modern day Romeo and Juliet with an unforgettable score and soundtrack. The cinematography and musical numbers are mesmerizing. And I still find it difficult during the rumble scene to stay cool, boy. Reeeeal cool.
West Side Story was filmed in New York, NY
Location: Playground/Here Come the Jets
Address: 110th St between 2nd and 3rd Ave, NY, NY
Location: The Dance
Address: W 60th St and Columbus Ave, New York, NY St. Paul the Apostle Church
Most of the street scenes were filmed on West 68th Street between Amsterdam and West End Avenue. Those tenements were all torn down to make room for The Lincoln Towers, which stand between 66th and 69h Streets.
Locations Visited: December 2015, January 2016