Ghostbusters II Street Digging
East 8th Street & South Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
* Google Maps street view
[ This location was identified by Chris Stewart ]
- While the real First Avenue in Manhattan was used in the movie for the baby carriage chase and the street inspection scenes, the actual digging was actually shot on a this street in Los Angeles. The differences are most evident by comparing the background behind Dana at the beginning of the movie to the background behind the guys digging.
- In the background of the shot of the baby carriage narrowly avoiding getting hit by the bus in N.Y., you can see the green awning of Cho-Sen Food Shoppe Ltd. That green awning, and the hanging dividers that loosely separate the traffic and dust from the produce outside, are a facade, covering up an otherwise boring storefront. That awning was recycled in L.A. behind the road dig. This explains why the awning in the L.A. scene looked so loose compared to a real awning - it was moved to L.A. after the New York shoot and reused to redress a different street. Apparently the Cho-Sen Food Shoppe Ltd. store is meant to help solidify both intersections as being the same, even though everything else at both locations is entirely different. (text written by Chris Stewart)
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