From Joan's apartment to Don's late-night haunts, step back in time with a Mad Men map of Manhattan
21:50 GMT, 5 June 2012
The historical attention to detail on Mad Men is as fascinating to fans as the plotline twists and turns.
Now, as the hit AMC series heads towards its finale on Sunday, WNYC has created an interactive map that reveals the real-life locations of the Sixties venues the characters frequent.
From the now-closed Tip Toe Inn on the Upper West Side, where Roger and Joan would dine together, to the Time Life Building where the Sterling-Cooper-Draper-Pryce offices are based, all the show's landmarks are present.
Location, location: A map showing the various venues where Mad Men scenes were set has been created ahead of the season five finale. It includes the Time Life Building where the SCDP offices are based
It also pinpoints the New York Athletic Club at 180 Central Park South, where, in episode eight of season four, Don takes a swim then and smokes a cigarette, and the Hotel Pennsylvania on Seventh Avenue, where Pete suggests to his friend's wife, Beth, that they should spend the night.
Captions on each location explain how
researchers established where each spot was. There are three instances
in season five, for example, that reveal the location of Don and Megan's
Upper East Side Apartment at 783 Park Avenue.
In one, Don tells a cab driver to drop him off at 72nd and Park. Another scene shows Megan rehearsing for an audition with a friend, who tells her: 'It's just so easy for you from your throne on 73rd and Park.'
But the exact address was revealed last Sunday, when Don's daughter Sally tells boyfriend Glen to meet her at '783 Park, Apartment
Many of the restaurants featured on the
map are still in operation. The Minetta Tavern, for example, where Abe
asks Peggy to move in with him, remains a popular place to dine.
Smart address: Don and Megan's Upper East Side apartment, at 783 Park Avenue, is on the map
Still going strong: The Minetta Tavern (left), where Abe asks Peggy to move in with him, and Sardi's (right), in the heart of the Theater District, where Don meets Bobbie Barrett for a date in season two
And Sardi's, in the heart of the Theater District, where Don meets Bobbie Barrett for a date in season two, is still going after 90 years.
Also on the map is the Empire State Building, where Don's brother works as a janitor, and the American Museum of Natural History, where we saw Glen take Sally on their date.
Further afield are Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, where Peggy proudly announces she is from, and St Luke's Hospital at 111 Amsterdam Avenue, where Joan's husband, Greg, gets passed over for a residency before he decides to become an Army physician.
Up in Westchester County is even the original Draper family home, close to Sing Sing Prison, and the Francis home, where Betty moves when she marries Henry, in Rye.