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A Muppety Day in NYC

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Muppet fan 123, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Hey everyone!
    I'm going to New York in a couple of weeks and I wanted to know what there is to do there Muppet-wise.
    I'll defiantly stop by FAO Schwartz. And I'll stop by Pete's Luncheonette. (Any one know where that is?)
    Any ideas on what to do there?
  2. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I'll say the same thing I say whenever someone here asks that - THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA. If I could, I would live there to watch all the rare Muppet material they have.
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  3. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    The address to the building used for the Pete's Luncheonette exterior is
    208 Varick Street. It is now a McDonald's Express.
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  4. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    You could always visit the old Henson Associates building. I went up there a few weeks ago, just to see how it's looking. They're completely renovating it - I think someone else bought it. It was sad to see it out of the Henson family, but really cool to see where a lot of the magic happened.

    Also, look for his bench in Central Park.
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  5. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Did you go inside the building? Where is it?
  6. bluebomber95

    bluebomber95 Member

    Museum of the Moving Image in Queens if you get the chance to go to that neck of the woods. That place is awesome.

    Pretty much all of the museums in NY are cool though.
  7. Lola p

    Lola p Well-Known Member

    You could go to the amuesment park at Coney Island. And make sure to get a hot dog from a hot dog stand!
  8. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Are the Muppet stuff still there? I though Jim Henson's Fantastic World closed in March....?
  9. brkndwnbus

    brkndwnbus Active Member


    The Muppet stuff moved out in March, I believe. It was originally set to move out in January but was extended for two months.
  10. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Might there be a larger than usual Muppets merchandise display at the Times Square Disney Store? I thought I remembered someone having said that a while back, but it coulda been around the time that the movie was still in theatres, or just released on bluray/DVD. :confused:

    In any case, I really hope you have a great time! :zany:
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  11. bluebomber95

    bluebomber95 Member

    Yeah, they have some Muppet stuff there. Nothing that special, but still something.
  12. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Does Pete's look the same inside?
  13. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Does it look the same inside? It doesn't fromm the outside....
  14. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't imagine.
  15. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    What's the address 0f the old studio?
    Can you go inside?
  16. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    If you're talking about the old Henson Company workshop in NYC, no you can't go inside, unfortunately.
  17. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    Both the old Henson offices and workshop in NYC are no longer open. The old townhouse office building like someone here already said is being renovated and now owned by someone else. The old workshop on E. 67th and 3rd Ave. is also not around anymore. The most you'll see is concrete prints of Kermit's feet outside the door.
  18. CaseytheMuppet

    CaseytheMuppet Well-Known Member

    Are they renovating the Townhouse in a good way? Hopefully not a Tex Richman scheme... :) Do you know if they still have the Muppet mural and stained glass windows inside?
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  19. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I definitely wouldn't pass up checking the Disney store in Times Square you might be able to find things that aren't in the smaller outlets anymore. The one where I live only has "Animal" coffee mugs which nothing against Animal but it sucked that their only down to coffee mugs! It's all BRAVE stuff right now. :/

    And I definitely agree with what someone else said check out the bench dedicated to Jim in Central Park. Either way have a great time!
  20. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    And isn't Don Sahlin's bench there too? You could check that out also...


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