Friends Apartment Building
Friends Apartment Building
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Fans of the TV show 'Friends' will recognize this iconic building immediately. While most scenes in the hit sitcom were filmed in Los Angeles, this six-story apartment building on the corner of 90 Bedford Street and Grove Street was featured extensively as the exterior of Rachel, Monica, Joey, and Chandler’s residence. After you snap a photo with the tan brick building, be sure to explore the rest of Greenwich Village, where you’ll find plenty of restaurants, cafes, and shops. You can check out the Friends Building and other prominent filming locations on a TV and movie tour of New York City. – Tripadvisor
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Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
Commonly known as “the Village” to New Yorkers, it was here in Greenwich Village that both 1960’s counter culture and the LGBT movement were born. Famous for its bohemian past, head to Washington Square Park to get a feel for this diverse and energetic neighbourhood. You’ll find NYU students, street performers, skateboarders, kids frolicking in the fountain, and locals relaxing and playing chess. Stroll the streets to discover a mix of majestic town homes and hidden bars and restaurants that give this neighbourhood an old-school residential feel. When the sun goes down, check out one of the famous jazz or comedy clubs that still packs them in every night.
How to get there
  • Christopher St – Sheridan Square • 3 min walk
  • West 4th St – Washington Square • 5 min walk
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, United Kingdom3,054 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thank Goodness For Google Maps!
    I was a big fan of the TV show Friends when it aired. Although it was set in New York I was aware that it was filmed on the other side of the country in Los Angeles. On my visit to New York City I wanted to check out the building which created the impression that this was where Monica, Rachel, Joey and Chandler lived. I had an NYC guide book but it was difficult to work out where the building is so I used google maps to get me there and it was bang on! If you are a fan of the TV show it's worth checking out.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 October 2023
  • sweetpeasue
    Morgan City, Louisiana646 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really cool
    We were just walking from Bleeker Street to 911 when we stumbled upon the Friends building. It was a cool surprise. We viewed it from across the street and took pictures but didn’t have time to stop in for a bit to eat. It’s in a great neighborhood.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 October 2023
  • SMiriah
    Oldham, United Kingdom258 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you’re a friends fan it’s worth a visit
    If you’re a friends fan then of course you’re going to visit but be prepared for the slight disappointment when you finally reach it. It’s just a building with a lovely cafe below, you’ll want that perfect shot but so will another number of fans so either you’ll spend ages waiting for the perfect shot or you’ll have to get there as soon as the sun rises. The roads outside are also busy so again if you’re in the middle of the road expecting that perfect shot you’ll more than likely hear the wrath of a New Yorker trying to get about there day. ( I seen this one too many times) but if you’re like me and happy to just get a picture of the building then you’ll be fine
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 January 2024
  • stevopreston
    Preston, United Kingdom60 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do for any friends fans
    Being a massive friends fan since it started. I was visiting NY for a few days and this was on my list to do. It’s a relatively easy walk to get to thanks to Apple Maps it’s just like it was shown on the show. Obviously I had to get the iconic picture
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 May 2024
  • Amy D
    Mission, Texas575 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Looking for Central Perk?
    We had to take a subway train as well as a short walk to get here. We grabbed a coffee at a local stop first, then headed over. Don’t expect to find Phoebe singing Smelly Cat at Central Perk. It’s no coffee shop here. It’s an Italian eatery, at lease when we went. But for those die hard Friends fans, it’s a fun quick pit stop.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 June 2024
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Amy D
Mission, TX575 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We had to take a subway train as well as a short walk to get here. We grabbed a coffee at a local stop first, then headed over. Don’t expect to find Phoebe singing Smelly Cat at Central Perk. It’s no coffee shop here. It’s an Italian eatery, at lease when we went. But for those die hard Friends fans, it’s a fun quick pit stop.
Written 7 June 2024
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lasvegasbonbon
Las Vegas, NV66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Fun little photo opp. Not too far from a subway station. Fun little neighborhood to walk through. A must for any Friends fan.
Written 2 June 2024
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stevopreston
Preston, UK60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Being a massive friends fan since it started. I was visiting NY for a few days and this was on my list to do. It’s a relatively easy walk to get to thanks to Apple Maps it’s just like it was shown on the show. Obviously I had to get the iconic picture
Written 14 May 2024
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Kaan Kuskonmaz
Istanbul, Türkiye286 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
I like situational comedies, and I'm a die-hard fan of Friends, which makes me happy every time I watch it. It was a satisfying feeling to visit there.
Written 23 April 2024
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Lenny M
London, UK275 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Business
We walked off this building whilst walking to work. Good to see for Friends fans and not too far from downtown NYC… looks like a nice restaurant underneath also but didn’t get a chance to eat there.
Written 14 April 2024
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Jack
Old Bethpage, NY2,339 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The Friends Apartment building is in the West Village of New York City and is the location of the main apartment in the Sitcom “Friends”. If you are a Friends fan, it is worth a visit.
Written 31 March 2024
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Jason S
Reading, UK17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Great to say you’ve been there but be prepared for the illusion of high living to be a little disappointing. This is TV after all.
Written 29 February 2024
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LauraBear76
uk109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Having read reviews i knew people found this overrated so my expectations weren't high. As a friends fan I'm glad i went.
Written 13 February 2024
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Johnny Novo
New York City, NY344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
PIVOT! PIVOT!

I always zip by here on my run throughout the West Village and have been curious what the fuss was about, as it is always packed with people taking pictures. A quick google search showed me I was on hallowed ground, as this building is used for the exterior shot of the Friends apartment building.

Rumor has it if you listen closely enough you can faintly hear Ross screaming "WE WERE ON A BREAK!"

For whatever reason, people in my age group love to hate on Friends. It is like the "cool" thing to do now. If you're a boomer you probably think I'm making sh** up, but I promise there is an undertone of Friends hate that is beginning to percolate. It is this kind of group-think that scares me about the future of the world.

If you're one of these people, the next few sentences are for you:

Friends BIRTHED your favorite TV show. In regards to comedy and sexual innuendos, it took risks that no other shows did at the time. Obviously, if you sit back and watch it through a 2023 lens it is going to be different. Friends pushed the culture forward, so there will be no Friends slander on my TL. Respect the game.

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Written 30 January 2024
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SMiriah
Oldham, UK258 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
If you’re a friends fan then of course you’re going to visit but be prepared for the slight disappointment when you finally reach it.

It’s just a building with a lovely cafe below, you’ll want that perfect shot but so will another number of fans so either you’ll spend ages waiting for the perfect shot or you’ll have to get there as soon as the sun rises. The roads outside are also busy so again if you’re in the middle of the road expecting that perfect shot you’ll more than likely hear the wrath of a New Yorker trying to get about there day. ( I seen this one too many times) but if you’re like me and happy to just get a picture of the building then you’ll be fine
Written 22 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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