Filming Location,  TV

The “Friends” apartment building


The exterior of the iconic apartment building where Monica (Courteney Cox), Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Joey (Matt LeBlanc), and Chandler (Matthew Perry) lived on the sitcom “Friends”.


90 Bedford Street
(at Bedford & Grove in Greenwich Village)
New York, NY

Note: make sure not to trespass on any private property, but it’s fine to take photos from the street or sidewalk!


“Friends” is one of those quintessential New York shows but, funnily enough, it didn’t film in New York. Rather, the 10-season sitcom was filmed at Warner Brothers Studio in Burbank, CA. That being said, the exterior of the apartment building that’s shown in frequent establishing shots does exist, in New York’s Greenwich Village.

The building these days looks pretty much the same as it did during its TV appearances. The neighborhood it’s in is super adorable, and it’s far enough from the main streets that you can legit stand in the middle of the street to get a good photo. (Just definitely also keep an eye and ear out for traffic.)

As you can see in the photo above, there is a little restaurant/cafe at the bottom of the building, which perhaps served as the inspiration for Central Perk, the gang’s hangout on the show. (The actual exterior and interior of Central Perk can be seen on the Warner Brothers Studio tour in Burbank – I highly recommend it.)


Written by Christina LeBlanc
Location photos by Christina LeBlanc and Aaron Morse

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