"Sex and the City 2" in New York

You've waited two years to see Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda back in action, and while we're not sure about this whole traipsing-about-Abu-Dhabi-in-haute-couture thing, we suspect all will be forgiven for fans. So, in honor of "Sex and the City 2," we're taking a look back at some of the New York spots--and moments--made famous by Carrie Bradshaw and her comrades over the years. (Photo: New Line Cinema)

Updated: June 09, 2010

Shops Featured in "Sex and the City"


Manolo Blahnik

31 W 54TH St, New York, NY 10019

If shoes are Carrie's religion, then this Spanish designer's shop is her temple. From the pair that mysteriously vanished from a friend's cocktail party in one memorable episode to the pair that brought her back together with Big in the first flick, the franchise could just as soon be called "Manolo in the City."


Patricia Field

302 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

Carrie and her crew famously got most of their outlandish duds from costume designer Patricia Field.


Diane von Furstenberg

874 Washington St, New York, NY 10014

Spotted! Sarah Jessica Parker at the DVF store modeling the iconic designer's clothes during a shoot for the first "Sex and the City" movie.


Tiffany & Co

727 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022

Trey made up for his lackluster proposal to Charlotte with a trip to this storied jewelry store. But as he would soon learn, even diamonds couldn't save their doomed marriage.


The Pleasure Chest

156 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014

Charlotte went into hibernation after Miranda introduced her to the pleasures of "The Rabbit" at this kinky West Village shop.


Restaurants and Bars Featured in "Sex and the City"


Magnolia Bakery

401 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

No business in all of New York City benefited more from the TV series than this West Village purveyor of tasty cupcakes, which has since opened three additional locations citywide.


Blue Water Grill

31 Union Sq W, New York, NY 10003

The SATC girls dished about politics and sex at this classic Union Square spot known for its stellar seafood.


Eleven Madison Park

11 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010

Mr. Big told Carrie that he was engaged at this top New York restaurant. She promptly made a scene, tripping on the steps on her way out, causing everyone (especially the viewer) to wince.


Tao

42 E 58TH St., New York, NY 10022

Carrie and her jazz musician date ran into Mr. Big at this trendy midtown Asian spot. Awkward!


Buddakan

75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Carrie, Big and company toasted the couple's upcoming nuptials at a swanky rehearsal dinner on the eve of their fated wedding day in the first movie.


Sushisamba 7

87 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014

Richard got a face full of cocktail from an angry Samantha at this festive West Village hot spot. (And to celebrate the release of the new film, the resto is currently pouring its Sex and the City Hakata drink for a limited time.)


Monkey Bar

60 E 54th St, New York, NY 10022

Carrie got jazzed over a musician at this upscale hotel bar, which recently received a major face lift. And it may not be the only one--ahem, Samantha.


Attractions Featured in "Sex and the City"


St Patrick's Cathedral Rectory

460 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022

Speculation ran wild after Carrie, dressed in bridal couture, was spotted screaming at Big outside this NYC landmark during shoots for the first SATC movie. Not her finest hour, but all's well that ends well.


Trapeze School of New York

353 West Street (pier 40), New York, NY 10014

Carrie flew through the air as her friends cheered her on at this Westside school, open to adventurers of all skill levels.


Louis K Meisel Gallery

141 Prince St, New York, NY 10012

Way back when, Charlotte worked at this Soho Gallery specializing in contemporary art.


Bryant Park

42nd St and 6th Ave, New York, NY 10010

Carrie's disastrous Fashion Week fall plus a memorable scene from the first movie took place at Bryant Park.