In the Heights was filmed in New York in the United States of America.
Hoyt - Schermerhorn Subway Station
Scene where Abuela sings Paciencia Y Fe in the subway station.
Scene was shot Hoyt-Schermerhorn Streets is an express station of the New York City Subway. Construction of the station began around 1929, and it was opened to service on April 9, 1936. The station featured in different movies and series including The Wiz, Coming to America, The Warriors and the 2009 version of The Taking of Pelham 123. Following the death of Michael Jackson in 2009, New York City Council member Letitia James advocated renaming the station in Jackson's honor. Jackson filmed the videoclip for "Bad" at the station. The clip was directed by Martin Scorsese. James's proposal was met with resistance. Other proposals to honor Michael Jackson were also denied.
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Courtyard W 177th Street - W 176th Street & Haven Ave - S Pinehurst Ave
Scene where Carnaval Del Barrio. Vanessa, Usnavi and everybody else is dancing and singing.
Scene was shot Washington Heights is a neighborhood in the northern portion of the New York City borough of Manhattan. The area is named for Fort Washington, a fortification constructed at the highest natural point on the island of Manhattan by Continental Army troops during the American Revolutionary War. Reddit-user @jobuddy718 gave some wonderful information about the scene and the location: “The "Carnaval del Barrio" courtyard is smack-dab in the center of the residential block between West 177th & 176th Streets (to the north and south, respectively) and between Pinehurst & Haven Avenues (to the east and west) -- decidedly in Washington Heights (and yes, less than a block from J. Hood Wright Park), not in Inwood. This courtyard isn't publicly accessible; to go there in person, you'd have to be a resident of one of the surrounding buildings, or have permission from one. The uneven pavement seen in that film still (above) is where a chain-link fence divides the courtyard into two separate areas belonging to the two buildings on either side; this fence was removed for the film and replaced afterward. So in the pic, Usnavi, Vanessa and Daniela are technically/legally standing on a property address at W 177th St, while Carla and Graffiti Pete are on one at W 176th (or possibly vice versa). Cuca is "on the fence," literally.”
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Scene where At the protest Sonny realizes he can not go to college because of his status.
Scene was shot Cooper Triangle opened as a public space in 1850. At that time it was called Stuyvesant Square, although there already was a square with the same name. It was renamed for Peter Cooper, the 19th Century industrialist and philanthropist, after his death in 1883. There is also a small monument dedicated to Peter Cooper.
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Scene where Nina walks through the neighborhood until she sees her father at the restaurant where they have breakfast together.
Scene was shot None
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Santo Domingo Grocery
Scene where ** spoiler alert ** Usnavi wants to say goodbye to the neighbourhood. he takes one good look at his shop.
Scene was shot Washington Heights is a neighborhood in the northern portion of the New York City borough of Manhattan. The area is named for Fort Washington, a fortification constructed at the highest natural point on the island of Manhattan by Continental Army troops during the American Revolutionary War.
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