New York City is, for all intents and purposes, a character unto itself. It is frequently featured in movies and books, possessing a soul all its own that most native New Yorkers are fully aware of.
The newly formed website known as Metrocosm released an interactive map detailing the filming locations of movies that filmed scenes in the New York metropolitan area from 2011 to 2013. Such films included are The Dark Knight Rises, The Dictator, and The Amazing Spider Man among others.
According to the data collected, the most filmed location of the city was,naturally, Midtown/Times Square (which also happens to be one of the world’s most frequented tourist destinations). Also included were the neighborhoods of Harlem, Williamsburg, and various other locations.