I went to New York City because a friend from high school lives there and it was a great excuse to go visit her and see the city, as well. One thing I made her do was go to the famous Ghostbusters firehouse, now known as Hook & Ladder No. 8 on North Moore Street in Tribeca.
And here it is as it stands today!
And there I am standing by it! I saw some dudes inside, but was too chicken to ask if I could go in. I know this location was only used for the exteriors, but they apparently have some memorabilia from the movies hanging around inside. I don't think they would have let us, anyway. Boo.
During our trip, we made a stop at the beautiful New York Public Library, which, as Ghostbusters fans know, is also a landmark from the film. It's where the guys encounter the terrifying librarian ghost and is also the first shot of the movie, with that spooky music playing over it.
The building looks a little dingy in the movie (maybe it was just how it was filmed or something) but in real life, it is an absolutely gorgeous building outside and in.
And here's me with the lion on the right side of the steps, the one that appears in the first shot of the movie.
I know there's a lot of other places we could have seen - Dana's apartment building or maybe the hotel where Slimer shows up - but we only had three full days for sightseeing so I was happy to work these two locations into our itinerary. Yay for Ghostbusters!