Last week we took a look at some of the many Village locations used on the television series Friends. Not content to stop there, however, today we are going to showcase more locales in and around the Village which were supposedly the scene of several popular TV shows.
Let’s start with Will & Grace. Where was Grace Adler Designs located? Why, in the Puck Building of course.
L: the shot of the Puck Building's gilded statues often used on Will & Grace; R: the Puck Building
This large, regal structure, which sits on the block bounded by East Houston, Lafayette, Mulberry, and Jersey Streets, was built in two parts, the north section in 1885 and the south addition in 1892. In 1983 it was declared an official NYC Landmark and, thanks to the Neighborhood Preservation Center, you can read that designation here. Designed in a German Romanesque Revival style (technically known as Rundbogenstil) by Albert Wagner, the Puck building originally housed the printing facility of J. Ottmann Lithographing Company. Today, the space contains two large ballrooms on the ground floor, three floors that are owned by NYU, and a very controversial soon-to-be penthouse (read more about the Puck Building’s six degrees of separation from a popular TV sitcom HERE).
But enough history, let’s take a look at the Puck Building according to Grace Adler…. Read the rest of this entry »