And The Academy Award Goes To . . . Your Home

By Ethan Bordman
What do Academy Award winning films and screenplays such as West Side Story, The Apartment, and Hannah and Her Sisters and blockbusters such as Spider-Man and Wall Street have in common? They were all filmed or take place on the Upper West Side. In 2010, more than $5 billion was spent in New York City on motion pictures, television shows and commercial production.

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