A classic American novel, and a continual inspiration to artists of all kinds, The Great Gatsby was, and still is, a classic of American literature. But that was before it was a box-office blockbuster. Now thanks to the new Great Gatsby movie, all things Gatsby have taken over New York City. With Baz Luhrmann’s remake of seminal novel, each and every New Yorker has gone mad for the 1920s all over again.
The Great Gatsby owes a major part of its success to its riveting setting: New York City of the 1920s. Those were the days of prosperity, prohibition, amorous flappers and Art Deco architecture. Now that prohibition is passé and Art Deco is long dead, there’s still some hope that lingers. You can still live like it’s the roaring ‘20s in these New NYC spots.
We discover the top places where fans can channel their inner Gatsby.
Plaza Hotel’s Suite Life – this palatial property played an important role both in The Great Gatsby and also in Fitzgerald’s personal life.
Walk through Midtown Manhattan the Nick Carraway style – Ambling through the streets, watching people as they pass by, this is where Nick describes his daily evening commute from the Yale Club, down Madison Avenue to Old Penn Station.
Queensboro Bridge – over the great bridge, with the sunlight through the girders making a constant flicker upon the moving cars, with the city rising up across the river in white heaps and sugar lumps all built with a wish out of non-olfactory money.
Flushing Meadows – Corona Park – home to the ill-fated Myrtle and his husband Wilson.
The Great Gatsby still has a lot of charm, even after a century. If you love literature and would like to pay tribute to this classic work, this post would help you dine and party with Gatsby-glamor. If you’re not a local, then reaching these iconic spots could mean a long-distance bus travel, but that’s such a small price to pay for looking at NYC through Gatsby-colored glasses.
You can avail any of the several New York bus services to get your Gatsby on all over town!