One of the most famous shows (at least among women anyway) set against the backdrop of NYC was Sex & The City. The HBO series ran a racy 94 episodes from 1998 to 2004 and spawned two feature films. Millions of women across the country spent Sunday nights drinking cosmopolitans and debating on whether they were a Carrie, Samantha, Miranda or Charlotte.
When Brett & Heather's favorite KAIT chief photographer Laura Gunter announced she and former K8'er Shane Carter would be coming to NYC on a visit,
|From Russia with love|
|Hang 'em high!|
In the 1980's the area was known as a center for drug dealing and transexual prostitution. In the late 1990's designers saw it as an opportunity to cash in on the young professional hipster crowd as the area went through a transformation. Today the Meat Packing District is one of the trendiest spots in Manhattan making it a perfect setting for SATC.
|Laura's checking it out...|
Our touring trio (+ guide) also got to check out Tortilla Flats, home to the disastrous double date Miranda, Steve, Carrie and Aiden went on. The Mexican dive is rumored to serve up a delish margarita, but as Southerners, we knew better than to bank on "good" Mexican food anywhere north of the Mason-Dixon Line.
There's a reason that Pace Picante salsa commercial used to yell "New York City???"
|Just a portion of the line!|
We had no complaints waiting for a few minutes to savor some of their delicious treats! The store's SATC success also spun off two more locations at Columbus Ave. and 69th Street and a spot on the Avenue of the Americas.
|About to go head over heels!|
|Go no further, please|
The owner isn't real fond of folks sitting on it for photos anymore so a chain discourages the rubberneckers from getting too close.
|Finally, we're at Carrie's house!|
Regardless, it was a pretty sweet (and pricey!) little neighborhood. A one bedroom in this hood reportedly goes for about $950,000!
|This rabbit ain't the Easter Bunny!|
|Follow the path...|
|No weddings here!|
Oh, the magic of television!