You've Got Mail
"Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms."
You've Got Mail came out nearly 20 years ago and I still remember seeing it at the theater with my grandparents. I've since seen it countless times—and forced David to watch it for the first time a few weeks ago. It's my go-to comfort movie whenever I'm sick or on a plane (or both). Sure the AOL-centric premise feels dated now, but I'm a sucker for Nora Ephron's words and the magic of New York (especially in the fall). Luckily, most of the movie was shot on location on the Upper West Side, and despite the fact that this city is constantly changing, you can still party like it's 1998—even if you can no longer get an H&H bagel or grab a children's book at the Shop Around the Corner.
Kathleen Kelly's Apartment, 328 West 89th Street and Riverside Drive
Verdi Square, W 72nd and Broadway
Starbucks, 2252 Broadway at W 81st Street
Shop Around the Corner (never a book shop, but now a cleaners) 106 W 69th Street (just around the corner from Columbus Avenue).
Zabar's, 2245 Broadway at W 80th Street
Gray's Papaya, 2090 Broadway at W 72nd Street
Cafe Lalo, 201 W 83rd St (closest to Amsterdam Ave)
Barney Greengrass, 541 Amsterdam Ave between W 86th and 87th Streets
91st Street Garden, Riverside Park at 91st Street
"But I just want to say that all this nothing has meant more to me than so many... somethings."