History Main / FultonStreetFolly

11th Feb '16 1:30:34 AM MorganWick
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The corner of Wall and Broad Streets is a popular spot because it's been closed to traffic for years. It's also the location of Federal Hall, which easily doubles for any other columned government building. Hardly a weekend goes by without something being filmed there. The trope name comes from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Fulton Robert Fulton]], whose 1807 steamboat the ''Clermont'' was contemporaneously ridiculed as "Fulton's folly"[[note]]Previous steamboats had been woefully underpowered, leading the Unwashed Masses™ to believe the technology was completely infeasible[[/note]], and who has a prominent local street named for him and is buried at nearby Trinity Church.
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The corner of Wall and Broad Streets is a popular spot because because, being the location of the New York Stock Exchange, it's been closed to traffic for years. It's also the location of Federal Hall, which easily doubles for any other columned government building. Hardly a weekend goes by without something being filmed there. The trope name comes from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Fulton Robert Fulton]], whose 1807 steamboat the ''Clermont'' was [[ItWillNeverCatchOn contemporaneously ridiculed ridiculed]] as "Fulton's folly"[[note]]Previous steamboats had been woefully underpowered, leading the Unwashed Masses™ to believe the technology was completely infeasible[[/note]], and who has a prominent local street named for him and is buried at nearby Trinity Church.

* ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'' features a Wall Street subway bombing. ([[spoiler:And subverts it by using the explosion to break into the Federal Reserve.]])
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* ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'' features a Wall Street subway bombing. ([[spoiler:And subverts it by using the explosion to break into the Federal Reserve.Reserve (which is actually a couple blocks away).]])
18th Nov '15 4:40:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[InAndOut In & Out]]'' includes a Federal Hall scene in the award-winning movie-within-a-movie.
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* ''[[InAndOut In & Out]]'' ''Film/InAndOut'' includes a Federal Hall scene in the award-winning movie-within-a-movie.

* ''NationalTreasure'' features scenes at Trinity Church. Justified in that the treasure was hidden there around the time of the Revolutionary War, when a majority of Manhattan Island was undeveloped.
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* ''NationalTreasure'' ''Film/NationalTreasure'' features scenes at Trinity Church. Justified in that the treasure was hidden there around the time of the Revolutionary War, when a majority of Manhattan Island was undeveloped.
30th Jul '15 4:27:03 PM nombretomado
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* The very first mission of ''ModernWarfare 3'', "Black Tuesday", revolves around a Russian jamming array atop the New York Stock Exchange. Broad Street and Federal Hall can be prominently seen along the way.
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* The very first mission of ''ModernWarfare 3'', ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare3'', "Black Tuesday", revolves around a Russian jamming array atop the New York Stock Exchange. Broad Street and Federal Hall can be prominently seen along the way.
2nd May '15 5:55:46 AM AnotherGuy
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* ''Crossing Delancey'' is a film-length {{Lampshade}} of this trope.
17th Mar '15 8:05:10 PM nombretomado
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* The filming of the ''{{Fringe}}'' episode where skin grows over every orifice of the victim's bodies had this: the first guy getting attacked at the magazine stand was filmed on Fulton Street.
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* The filming of the ''{{Fringe}}'' ''{{Series/Fringe}}'' episode where skin grows over every orifice of the victim's bodies had this: the first guy getting attacked at the magazine stand was filmed on Fulton Street.
27th Mar '14 8:45:13 AM 64SuperNintendo
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** Ironically, the "courthouse" used on Law & Order is the civil courthouse. The criminal courthouse is a block away, but dosen't look as cool.
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** Ironically, the "courthouse" used on Law & Order is the civil courthouse. The criminal courthouse is a block away, but dosen't doesn't look as cool.
30th Aug '13 6:18:20 AM dmcreif
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* Although ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' was mostly filmed in Chicago, the Gotham City Stock Exchange is in the Financial District in New York.
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* Although ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' *''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' was mostly filmed in Chicago, the Gotham City Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, and New York City. The Stock Exchange is in that Bane and his men attack 40 minutes into the Financial District movie is represented by the J.P. Morgan Building at 23 Wall Street (on the exterior, at the least; a facility in New York. Los Angeles was used for the interior).
16th Aug '13 8:59:22 AM DriftingSkies
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The trope name comes from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Fulton Robert Fulton]], whose 1807 steamboat the ''Clermont'' was contemporaneously ridiculed as "Fulton's folly"[[hottip:*:Previous steamboats had been woefully underpowered, leading the Unwashed Masses™ to believe the technology was completely infeasible]], and who has a prominent local street named for him and is buried at nearby Trinity Church.
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The trope name comes from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Fulton Robert Fulton]], whose 1807 steamboat the ''Clermont'' was contemporaneously ridiculed as "Fulton's folly"[[hottip:*:Previous folly"[[note]]Previous steamboats had been woefully underpowered, leading the Unwashed Masses™ to believe the technology was completely infeasible]], infeasible[[/note]], and who has a prominent local street named for him and is buried at nearby Trinity Church.
24th Jul '13 8:56:55 PM HersheleOstropoler
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A friend of a friend lives down there and posted pictures of the filming to Facebook.
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* Although ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' was mostly filmed in Chicago, the Gotham City Stock Exchange is in the Financial District in New York.
20th Jul '13 5:43:26 AM erforce
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* Sonny in ''BigDaddy'' lives near the South Street Seaport for no apparent reason yet spends a considerable amount of time hanging out in Central Park. * Much of the first act of ''{{Cloverfield}}'' takes place near City Hall. * Justified in ''DeepImpact'' when the tidal wave visibly destroys Lower Manhattan, as that's the portion of the island facing the bay.
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* Sonny in ''BigDaddy'' ''Film/BigDaddy'' lives near the South Street Seaport for no apparent reason yet spends a considerable amount of time hanging out in Central Park. * Much of the first act of ''{{Cloverfield}}'' ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' takes place near City Hall. * Justified in ''DeepImpact'' ''Film/DeepImpact'' when the tidal wave visibly destroys Lower Manhattan, as that's the portion of the island facing the bay.
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