Even if you’re too young to remember when “Seinfeld” made its television debut in 1989, you’re probably still familiar with the iconic show, thanks to syndication. Often referred to as a show about nothing, “Seinfeld” has entertained generations of viewers with episodes that famously focus on the little things in life.
Although the last episode of “Seinfeld” aired in 1998, the show is still widely viewed as one of the best ever to air on TV. “Entertainment Weekly,” “Rolling Stone” and “TV Guide” each rank “Seinfeld” as one of the best shows of all time. Several years ago, the Writers Guild of America named the sitcom the second best-written television show of all time, second only to “The Sopranos.”
Locations Forever Affiliated with Seinfeld & Friends
Whether they appeared in one unforgettable episode or they were places where Jerry and his friends met regularly throughout the entire show, certain locations in New York City will forever be affiliated with “Seinfeld” in the minds of many viewers. Here are some of the locations that are synonymous with one of the most enduring shows ever to appear on television:
- West 56th near 8th Avenue: This location is where the infamous “Soup Nazi” had his stall in one of the funniest “Seinfeld” episodes ever made. The Soup Nazi, who said, “No soup for you!” as he banned characters from enjoying his scrumptious soup throughout a “Seinfeld” episode, is based on the self-described “Original SoupMan,” Al Yeganeh. Yeganeh wasn’t a fan of the character and subsequently banned Jerry Seinfeld from his real-life soup stall after the show featuring the Soup Nazi in action aired in November 1995.
- Monk’s Coffee Shop: Located at 2880 Broadway at 112th Street, the exterior of Monk’s Restaurant is familiar to every “Seinfeld” fan as the coffee shop where Seinfeld and his friends met regularly. In the show, the coffee shop is the only location in town were Jerry’s fictional ex-girlfriend, Elaine, can order her big salad.
- Yankee Stadium: Iconic in its own right, the old Yankee Stadium is where the often-unemployed character George Costanza finally lands his dream job with the New York Yankees. With real-life Larry David sometimes doing hilarious voice-overs of then-Yankee-owner George Steinbrenner, episodes that include shots of Costanza working at Yankee Stadium are among the show’s most amusing.
- 129 W. 82st Street: This address is where the fictional Jerry Seinfeld lived. It’s also where the actual Jerry Seinfeld lived before he hit it big on the small screen. Many “Seinfeld” episodes include shots of Jerry’s apartment, making it one of the most recognizable “Seinfeld” locations.
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