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Seinfeld

Is there any show in the world that screams, “New York!” more than Seinfeld? Our beautiful city was the back drop for the zany antics of Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer from 1989 through 1998.

Remember Elaine freaking out when she got stuck on the subway on her way to a wedding? Or Kramer giving Jerry instructions on how to reach Coney Island via the train? “You can take the B or the F and switch for the N at Broadway/Lafayette, or you can go over the bridge to DeKalb and catch the Q to Atlantic Avenue, then switch to the IRT – 2.3.4.5–but don’t get on the G. See, that’s very tempting, but you wind up on Smith and 9th Street, then you got to get on the R.”

Yada, yada, yada.

Remember Kramer’s short-lived job at the venerable H&H Bagels? Pete’s Tavern, Madison Square Garden, Lincoln Center, the East River (Kramer swam in it–not advised back in the 90s!), Katz’s Delicatessen and hot dog and tropical drink temple Papaya King have all made appearances in the show. Tom’s Restaurant up by Columbia University provided the exterior for Monk’s, the diner the gang frequented. Notable New Yorkers like former mayor David Dinkins, Bette Midler, Mets first baseman Keith Hernandez, the Today Show’s Al Roker, and David Letterman have all appeared in cameos. And yeah, the Soup Nazi was a real guy.

If you miss the show–and Jerry–you have a chance to catch him perform on several dates at the Beacon Theater on the Upper West Side. through June 7th. Jerry will play several times a month during this residency. Tickets are not cheap, but if you have the cash, it’s a great place to catch a local icon.

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