How To See NYC From The World Of ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’
If you’re not watching “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” you’re missing out on a whole lot of joy. If you are watching “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” then you’re probably feeling a draw to lacy nightgowns and full-length peacoats and the beginnings of a comedy career in the basement of an East Village bar. So if you’d like everything to come up Maisel on your next trip to New York City, here’s where you can hit in the Big Apple to feel like you’re part of the hilarious and wacky world of the television show.
Upper West Side
Even just walking through the Upper West Side will make you feel like you can hear the gossip of the Maisel family. We’d suggest the blocks around the Museum of Natural History for a mix of brownstone charm and giant apartment buildings — like the one Midge shares with her family.
The department store dynasties of the 1950s and 60s may be dead and dying, but there’s still Bloomingdales for a taste of that polished shopping experience. In the show, Midge works the beauty counter along with a collection of characters, and you can still get a makeover or choose a lipstick here.
If you want to channel the charming errands all the Maisels seem to be running at all times, try a trip to Zabar’s for some deli snacks. Feeling smoked fish? Zabar’s is your spot.
When it’s time to go downtown (we wonder what Midge would think about all the artsy stuff going down in Brooklyn these days), the East Village retains a little bit of the grit it was famous for back in the 50s. We’d suggest wandering Alphabet City for the most “authentic” experience.
The Gaslight Cafe (yes, it was a real place) shut down in the 1970s, but you can still find plenty of comedy in the Village. We suggest going to the Comedy Cellar for an exciting night out and hitting the Upright Citizen’s Brigade’s free or $10 shows when you’re on a budget.
Not on the train of comedic gold? Check out the trailer below for one of our favorite binges of the past year.