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NY Shakespeare Exchange Sonnet Project     *And Island, too's video poster
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This project was successfully funded on May 17, 2012.

Location, Location, Location!

Hey Kickstarter Supporters!  

We are deep into our pre-production work for The Sonnet Project and we need your advice.  

As we promised during our fundraising campaign, each installment of The Sonnet Project will be filmed at a different location throughout the five boroughs of New York City.  But that means we have to come up with 154 unique sites.  Whoa!  

  • Do you have a favorite NYC location from a TV show or movie?
  • Did you grow up in an outer borough and know of a secret, iconic location known only to locals?
  • Do you know of a gorgeous little park, public garden, ice cream shop or watering hole?

We may not get to EVERY location, but yours won't even be a possibility if we don't know about it.  So leave a comment and help us out.  Thanks!

Until our next exchange,


    1. Creator Deborah Steigerwald on June 27, 2012

      Astoria Park as the sun is setting over the city.... the best :-)

    2. Creator Ross Williams on June 26, 2012

      Larry! That's amazing. What borough is it officially in? We are definitely short on Staten Island and the Bronx.

      Thanks for all the great suggestions, everybody! Keep 'em coming.

    3. Creator Leah A. Van Driest on June 26, 2012

      The Cloisters, for sure!

    4. Creator Lawrence King on June 26, 2012

      It's a little hard to get to, but North Brother Island, the home of the Typhoid Mary hospital is amazing. You need a friend (or a cousin) with a boat and who is not afraid to skirt the law. The boat I have has been sorely neglected for a couple of years, so I don't know how seaworthy it is. You could do an amazing film of "Island" there, but that would require official permission.

      Larry King

    5. Creator Eileen Patterson on June 26, 2012

      The Jerry Seinfeld diner would be a great location backdrop! (Is that too silly?). What about the Cathedral of St. John the Devine. There are awesome architectural and artistic backdrop elements there!

    6. Creator matt roberson on June 26, 2012

      off the top, i'd suggest the Morris Jumel Mansion on 161st and St. Nich IN DA HEIGHTS! also the Cloisters would be interesting, as would Socrates Park in Astoria.

    7. Creator deborah cole on June 26, 2012

      My favorite restaurant in NYC is the Hourglass on 46th.…
      Recommended by infamous Vince Gatton the first time I came to New York.
      And also I agree with Sivan - the Alice statue in Central Park.

    8. Creator George Del Barrio on June 26, 2012 - within and without the space, one finds epic + undiscovered beauty. Just let me know when you'd like to swing by!

    9. Creator Sivan Grunfeld on June 26, 2012

      Not necessarily unique, but the Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park is my favorite place in the city