This weekend, my in-laws visited New York City, and on Sunday, we took them on a pedi-cab tour of Central Park. First of all, FUN! I totally recommend the experience. Second of all, I had my eyes open for Mad Men locations.
Now, I currently live about 15 minutes from Manhattan (counting the walk to the PATH train), but Central Park South is not exactly a neighborhood I’ve ever frequented, so it was a thrill to experience this neighborhood, one very much a part of Mad Men. I’ll be sharing location photos and trivia over several posts. First, The Plaza.
The famous Plaza Hotel, situated south of Grand Army Plaza at the southeast corner of Central Park (Fifth Avenue and Central Park South, which is 59th Street), is over one hundreds years old. It has been referenced twice in Mad Men, both during season 7.
In episode 7.01, Time Zones, Roger and Margaret have a tense lunch at the Plaza, presumably at the Palm Court. In episode 7.12, Lost Horizon, Don and Meredith discuss that he is living at the Plaza while his new apartment is being decorated.
Don and Megan’s apartment was at 72nd and Park, 2 long blocks from the Terrace Drive entrance to the park at 72nd and 5th.