Don Draper’s New York
It’s taken me a few long months, but I’m happy to say I’m finally caught up on my Mad Men episodes and am ready to start watching the show in real time this Sunday, July 25, when it begins it’s fourth season on AMC (10 p.m. EST).
When I lived in New York, the city seemed to always be changing, so I loved finding sites that felt like they’d never been touched by time, like standing in the center of Grand Central Station and staring up at the constellations painted on the ceiling, or grabbing a burger at Primeburger, where the menu has been the same for decades, and the same goes for the wait staff. This walking tour put together by Time Out New York does a nice job highlighting some locales that still present the city as it’s depicted in the show. The list is a good one: Grab a Manhattan at the iconic P.J. Clarke’s Bar, stay at the Roosevelt Hotel, and visit the fictional headquarters of Sterling Cooper at 405 Madison Avenue. But I know there are other parts of New York still evoke a bit of 60’s nostalgia. Where else would you expect to spot Don Draper today?
- Nat Geo Expeditions