Midtown South, New York City

Midtown South

MIDTOWN SOUTH

North-South boundary: 34th St. to 14th St.
East-West boundary: Henry Hudson Pkwy. to Franklin D. Roosevelt Dr.
Neighborhoods: Chelsea, Gramercy, parts of Hell’s Kitchen, Garment District, Murray Hill

FEATURED EPISODES

Seasons: OneTwoThreeFourFiveSixSevenEightNine

Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Pl., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 34th Street – Penn Station (1,2,3)
Male Unbonding
George mentions he and Jerry have courtside tickets to see the Knicks, which Jerry gives away to Joel to get him to stop crying.

Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Pl., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 34th Street – Penn Station (1,2,3)
The Apartment
George is forced to pass up free tickets to any event at Madison Square Garden after being hit on by the assistant to the director at brunch, due to his “sociological experiment” of wearing a wedding band to attract women.

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Empire State Building
350 Fifth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 34th Street – Herald Square (B,D,F,M,N,Q,R)
The Phone Message
Shown in an establishing shot of George and Carol sitting in the car.

Hunan 5th Ave. (NOW CLOSED)
323 Fifth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 34th Street – Herald Square (B,D,F,M,N,Q,R)
The Chinese Restaurant
This is the site of the entire episode, where a desperately hungry Jerry, Elaine and George wait seemingly forever for a table before going to see “Plan 9 From Outer Space.”

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14th Street Station
W. 14th St. and Sixth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 14th Street (F,M)
The Subway
An establishing shot during the episode shows a train pulling in to 14th Street Station on the IND Sixth Avenue Line. This station is accessible on the F or M lines.

28th Street Station
W. 28th St. and Seventh Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 28th Street (1,2)
The Subway
An establishing shot during the episode when George meets Luanne the scam artist shows the train whizzing through 28th Street station on the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line. This station is accessible on the 1 or 2 lines.

Moe Ginsburg (NOW CLOSED)
162 Fifth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 23rd Street (N,R)
The Subway
George’s only suit (a discount one he bought for $350) is stolen by Louann while he is handcuffed to a hotel bed.

Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Pl., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 34th Street – Penn Station (1,2,3)
The Limo
Jerry mentions to George how the real O’Brien was screaming how he had to get to the Garden. Once they are in the limo, Jerry and George assume they are headed to see the Knicks vs. Bulls game, but are proven very wrong.

Paramount Theater (now The Theater At Madison Square Garden)
4 Pennsylvania Pl., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 34th Street – Penn Station (1,2,3)
The Limo
The actual destination of O’Brien’s limo, where he is set to make a speech at a Neo-Nazi rally. Elaine’s friend Dan takes part in the rally that nearly flips the limo over, with the gang inside. George has to declare on live television that “I am not O’Brien!”

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NYU Hospital For Joint Diseases
301 E. 17th St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 3rd Avenue (L)
The Wallet
Morty flies in to New York to visit a back specialist, but ends up leaving early after he believes the doctor stole his wallet from the exam room.

Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Pl., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 34th Street – Penn Station (1,2,3)
The Contest
Estelle suggests that George should do “that” for a living, and that he could maybe even sell out Madison Square Garden.

Kramer’s old apartment
E. 18th St and Third Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 14th Street – Union Square (4,5,6)
The Airport
Kramer gets upset after seeing his former roommate, John Grossbard, at Kennedy Airport, as he believes Grossbard still owes him $240 from twenty years earlier.

Empire State Building
350 Fifth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 34th Street – Herald Square (B,D,F,M,N,Q,R)
The Shoes
Jerry mentions George was staring at Molly’s cleavage like he “just put a quarter in one of those big metal things on top of the Empire State Building.” The observatory (home of the “big metal things”) is on the 86th floor.

Surgical Appliances
44 Union Sq. E., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 14th Street – Union Square (N,Q,R)
The Handicap Spot
George and Kramer pass on the Cougar 9000 wheelchair (rated #1 by Hospital Supply and Prosthetic Magazine), opting for a “slightly” used model to replace Lola’s broken wheelchair.

Peter McManus Café
152 Seventh Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 18th Street (1)
The Pilot
Elaine dumps Russell, and inadvertently convinces him to join Greenpeace. Later, Jerry meets TV Elaine here to discuss Elaine’s personality, and ends up kissing her.

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Specialty Models (NOT REAL)
O’Neill Building, 655 Sixth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 18th Street (1)
The Puffy Shirt
George starts his new (albeit short-lived) career as a legendary hand model, modeling watches and gloating about his “mastership of his domain.”

stakeout location
61 Irving Pl., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 14th Street – Union Square (N,Q,R)
The Sniffing Accountant
Where Jerry and Newman stake out Barry, the sniffing accountant, passing time by discussing the benefits and drawbacks of dental tape. This location is just up the street from Pete’s, the bar where Kramer meets with Barry face-to-face.

Pete’s Tavern
129 E. 18th St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 14th Street – Union Square (N,Q,R)
The Sniffing Accountant
Kramer stakes out Barry, chugging a beer with a cigarette in his mouth in order to “blend in;” Kramer only gets a photo of Barry on the toilet, which he uses later to try to shame him.

Hunan 5th Ave. (NOW CLOSED)
323 Fifth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 34th Street – Herald Square (B,D,F,M,N,Q,R)
The Lip Reader
Jerry and George go for dinner with Laura, the “beautiful lineswoman,” and discover that she can read lips.

Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Pl., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 34th Street – Penn Station (1,2,3)
The Lip Reader
The car service driver can’t hear anything the gang is saying, because Elaine got him tickets to see “Metalli-something” at the Garden after pretending to be deaf to avoid small-talk.

Hunan 5th Ave. (NOW CLOSED)
323 Fifth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 34th Street – Herald Square (B,D,F,M,N,Q,R)
The Masseuse
Jerry, Jodi, George and Karen go on a double date here, where George becomes suspicious that Jodi does not like him…and his suspicions are right.

Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Pl., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 34th Street – Penn Station (1,2,3)
The Cigar Store Indian
Jerry tells Winona he got floor seats to a Knicks game from a scal…one of those guys, the guys, they sell the tickets to the sold out events.

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Bolo (NOW CLOSED)
23 E. 22nd St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 23rd Street (N,R)
The Chaperone
Jerry, Karen…and Kramer go for dinner, and Kramer steals the spotlight from Jerry, ending the night by convincing Karen to become her coach and mentor for the Miss America pageant.

14th St., New York, NEW YORK
The Big Salad
Elaine mentions she bought Mr. Pitt the Rolamech pencil on 14th St., unbeknownst that the stationery store guy went directly to the distributor to buy it on Elaine’s behalf.

Bowen Fertility Clinic
320 E. 15th St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 1st Avenue (L)
The Chinese Woman
Kramer goes here for a fertility test, and discovers he’s a little low…and thus must switch to boxers from Jockeys. This is the same building as George’s optometrist in “The Fatigues.”

Thomasville Furniture
91 Seventh Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 14th Street (1,2,3)
The Couch
Jerry buys his new, non-foldout-able sofa (which is later peed on by Poppie), and gives Elaine his old sofa.

Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Pl., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 34th Street – Penn Station (1,2,3)
The Gymnast
Jerry, Kramer and Katya go to see one of Katya’s old Olympic teammates, Misha, perform at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (even though Kramer is terrified of clowns). Kramer passes a kidney stone in extreme pain in the bathroom, causing Misha to fall from his tightrope due to Kramer’s bloodcurdling scream.

Empire State Building
350 Fifth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 34th Street – Herald Square (B,D,F,M,N,Q,R)
The Mom And Pop Store
Elaine goes to the Dixieland Deli (NOT REAL) inside the Empire State Building to pick up Mr. Pitt’s Macy’s Day Parade security pass. Elaine also wins a trophy with the Empire State Building bronzed on top for winning a big band “name that tune” contest…which Jerry later accidentally pops the Woody Woodpecker float with.

Empire State Building
350 Fifth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 34th Street – Herald Square (B,D,F,M,N,Q,R)
The Race
Jerry’s new girlfriend Lois works in the building, working for Jerry and George’s old high school classmate Duncan Meyer.

Michael’s Muffins (NOW CLOSED)
158 Seventh Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 18th Street (1)
The Label Maker
Elaine and Tim pass by here in their cab, talking about going “downtown” when they are at the Super Bowl.

Michael’s Muffins (NOW CLOSED)
158 Seventh Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 18th Street (1)
The Scofflaw
Elaine passes by here in her cab, talking to her driver about Jake’s smugness before seeing a man on the street in the same glasses.

New York Police Department – 10th Precinct
230 W. 20th St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 18th Street (1)
The Beard
Kramer visits his composite artist friend Lou to draw a woman’s likeness for George. Jerry dates Sgt. Tierney, who hooks him up to a polygraph to test his true knowledge of “Melrose Place.”

Michael’s Muffins (NOW CLOSED)
158 Seventh Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 18th Street (1)
The Jimmy
Kramer and Arnold Deensfri pass by here in their cab, where Kramer is “heading home” as a proud and independent faux-handicapped individual.

Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Pl., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 34th Street – Penn Station (1,2,3)
The Face Painter
Jerry, Kramer, Elaine and Puddy go to a Rangers vs. Devils playoff game, which the Devils win. While the Rangers did not play the Devils in the 1995 NHL Playoffs, they did have an epic 7 game series in the 1994 Playoffs, where the Devils won Game 1 4-3 in overtime on a goal by Stephane Richer (as heard on George’s radio when listening to the game). With Kramer saying that there are still three games left in the series, this implies the gang saw Game 1, and that Jerry and Kramer went again with Puddy (having to paint “DEVILS” on their chest) to Game 2.

La Chinita Linda (NOW CLOSED)
166 Eighth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 18th Street (1)
The Understudy
Frank and Kim pass by here in Frank’s car, talking about making up for lost time, before Frank stops short on her, causing her to storm out of the car.

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Ross’ (actually Camouflage)
139 Eighth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 14th Street (A,C,E)
The Maestro
George claims Susan’s uncle Ned owns the store…but still gets no discount. George gives the security guard a rocking chair to sit in, prompting him to fall asleep and allowing the store to be robbed.

Old Homestead Steakhouse
56 Ninth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 14th Street (A,C,E)
The Wink
Elaine’s cousin Holly takes Jerry out here for dinner, where he is grilled for ordering “just a salad”…”just a salad”…”just a salad.” Holly mentions their Grandma Memma would often take them to a matinee, and then dinner here when they were kids.

Hunan 5th Ave. (NOW CLOSED)
323 Fifth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 34th Street – Herald Square (B,D,F,M,N,Q,R)
The Secret Code
Elaine and Jerry bail on George for dinner with Mr. Peterman, leaving him alone to have dinner (and then spend much, much longer) with Peterman.

Kove Bros. Hardware
189 Seventh Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 23rd Street (1)
The Secret Code
Kramer passes by this store when driving the back of the firetruck.

Bolo (NOW CLOSED)
23 E. 22nd St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 23rd Street (N,R)
The Seven
Jerry and Christie go for another dinner, where she wears the same dress again…Jerry tests this only-owns-one-dress theory when she spills wine on it, forcing her home to change.

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New York Police Department – 10th Precinct
230 W. 20th St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 18th Street (1)
The Little Kicks
Elaine goes to pick up Anna, and an infuriated Frank comes to bail out George, before Frank and Elaine come to blows in the famous “you want a piece of me?” speech.

NYU Hospital For Joint Diseases
301 E. 17th St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 3rd Avenue (L)
The Package
Elaine gets in trouble for reading her chart at Dr. Stern’s office, discovering she has been listed as “difficult.”

Knights Of Columbus (actually Masonic Lodge)
71 W. 23rd St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 23rd Street (N,R)
The Fatigues
Kramer decides to host Jewish Singles Night, thanks to Frank getting him a room at his lodge. Frank later trashes the joint, thinking his food will harm party guests similar to his platoon in the Korean War. Ironically, the event meant to be hosted by the Catholic organization shows the exterior of a Grand Mason’s Lodge.

optometrist
320 E. 15th St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 1st Avenue (L)
The Fatigues
George easily bombs an eye exam, giving him access to Reading For The Blind so he can avoid having to ever read again. This is the same building as Kramer’s fertility clinic in “The Chinese Woman.”

Downtown Veterinary Clinic
148 Ninth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 23rd Street (C,E)
The Andrea Doria
Kramer and Smuckers the dog visit the vet to diagnose out their shared cough (from potentially drinking in the toilet), getting dog medicine from the vet.

Emily’s apartment
340 W. 19th St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 23rd Street (C,E)
The Money
Kramer and Emily try the leaving after sex routine to avoid the “jimmy legs,” but the plan backfires on Kramer when he asks to stay over, afraid to return to his apartment.

Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Pl., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 34th Street – Penn Station (1,2,3)
The Susie
George’s girlfriend Allison gets Kramer Knicks tickets through her job against the Pacers, but Kramer gets kicked out (along with Spike Lee and Reggie Miller) for running onto the court and throwing a hot dog at Miller.

Allison’s apartment
305 W. 18th St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 14th Street (A,C,E)
The Susie
Kramer tries getting Knicks tickets against the Rockets (“that Hakeem Olaujawon, he’s got a real attitude!”) from Allison, but ends up acting as a middleman between her and George, even taking George back on her behalf.

Barnes & Noble
122 Fifth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 14th Street – Union Square (N,Q,R)
The Millennium
Jerry gets Valerie a gift certificate here to suck up and move up the speed dial again. “Notes About Nothing” on the Season 8 DVD specifically highlights the flagship store at Fifth Ave. and E. 18th St.

Irmat Pharmacy
2 Park Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 28th Street (6)
The Millennium
Jerry and George pass by here in a cab, where Jerry provides his inspirational “you suck!” speech to cheer George up about not getting fired yet by the Yankees.

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Catch A Rising Star (NOW CLOSED)
253 W. 28th St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 28th Street (6)
The Butter Shave
Jerry gets offered a showcase by NBC, only to have his laughs “eaten” by Bania. Jerry later takes part in a showcase before Bania, purposely throwing his set, before Newman and Kramer bring the crowd back for Bania’s set when Newman attacks a “delicious”-looking Kramer. Catch A Rising Star moved to this location in the late 1990s from 1487 First Ave., as shown in “The Movie.“

Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Pl., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 34th Street – Penn Station (1,2,3)
The Serenity Now
Jerry shows off his lack of emotion when being told that Patty gave away their tickets to the Knicks home opener here.

Bolo (NOW CLOSED)
23 E. 22nd St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 23rd Street (N,R)
The Junk Mail
George takes his cousin Rhisa out on a date here to try to “start” a relationship with her, thus upsetting his parents…but Rhisa ends up liking the idea.

Downtown Veterinary Clinic
148 Ninth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 23rd Street (C,E)
The Merv Griffin Show
George and Miranda go to visit the squirrel George hit, even sending away for special “really tiny instruments” at a massive cost to save its life.

Allied Locksmith
10 W. 23rd St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 23rd Street (N,R)
The Slicer
Elaine calls Allied to get a new lock installed, but has her power blown by Mr. Potato Guy for blasting “In A Gadda Da Vida” and “Slow Ride” too loud (although even with her power out, Elaine’s phone still should theoretically have worked).

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