Crosby and Howard Streets (After Hours, 1985)
Address: Crosby and Howard Streets
After Hours is a weird film, easily Scorsese's kookiest. Released in 1985, After Hours follows one night in the life of Paul Hackett (Griffin Dunne), a hapless guy working a drone job who becomes embroiled in increasingly farcical situations. Punks, plaster, burglary, and suicide all come into play at various points on Paul's odyssey out of SoHo.
Yes, Paul is desperately trying to escape SoHo, and it's not because he can't stand overpriced coffee and snootiness. The SoHo of 1985 is dramatically different from its 2011 counterpart. Though the film is cartoonish, it does capture the more artistic flavor the neighborhood possessed in the '80s. This shot of Paul, recently released from a cab, standing confused and uneasy at a desolate intersection is one of the film's most memorable.
After being let off, Paul goes to the apartment (28 Howard Street) of a woman he's never met, Kiki Bridges. In the photograph of the intersection, you can see the door to the apartment building; it's the door whose silver doorknob is barely visible, just to the right of the colorful potted plant on the right hand side of the photo.The building looks much like it did then, though not as drab thanks to that plant. The most significant change is the paint job. During the shoot for After Hours, the building was a shade of dark brown; today it's black.