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Offline JFogarty

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List of locations in the Blackwell universe?
« on: April 22, 2012, 09:14:51 PM »
So I'm spending some time in New York on my way back to the UK, and was looking to do some unconventional sight-seeing.

I was wondering if there was a complete list anywhere of the real-life locations (The Minetta, High Line Park etc.) and the fictional alter-egos of other places (Cup of Clay etc.) that I could use?

Obviously I don't mind going back through the games and figuring out where-is-where, but I thought I'd give it a shot here first. Thanks in advance!
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Re: List of locations in the Blackwell universe?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2012, 07:02:03 AM »
Let's see... There's bound to be some mistakes here but let's give it a go.

Blackwell Legacy:
The Brooklyn Bridge
Rosa's Apartment Block (unknown)
Washington Square Park w/dog run and fountain
New York University
Hospital
Nodespace (You might have some trouble getting there).

I'll edit this a little later and add more locations.

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Re: List of locations in the Blackwell universe?
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2012, 07:35:55 AM »
To the best of my recollection...

Blackwell Legacy:
Brooklyn Bridge
Washington Square park fountain
Washington Square park dog run (been renovated since the game came out and no longer looks the same)

Blackwell Unbound:
Roosevelt Island promenade

Blackwell Convergence:
Gothic Bridge in Central Park
Roosevelt Island lighthouse

Blackwell Deception:
Chelsea Piers
High Line park

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Re: List of locations in the Blackwell universe?
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2012, 10:57:11 AM »
Visited a handful of the locations so far - Washington Square, Brittany Hall, Cafe Pick Me Up, Minetta Tavern & Bellevue Hospital are all very true-to-form; really impressed with the game's accuracy so far.

The Minetta's renovation has clearly given the place a different tone from when the in-game one was designed, but weirdly, it was actually featured on this week's Mad Men, and the Blackwell version was far more accurate!

Oh, and Cafe Pick Me Up is adorable. Amazing chicken strips too.
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Re: List of locations in the Blackwell universe?
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2012, 11:02:21 AM »
Hey, welcome to New York! I'm very flattered that you're doing a "Blackwell" tour of the place.

The Minetta has completely changed. Sort of for the better, and sort of for the worse. It used to be a very low-key place and you could walk in right off the street, but a few years ago it was bought by a ritzy restauranteur and completely revamped. Now you need a two week reservation to get in. The Joe Gould portrait is gone, too. Which depresses me to no end. Still, I hear the food is beyond brilliant. I'll have to check it out one day.

Hah! I'd forgotten that I based the cafe on Cafe Pick Me Up. I was just there yesterday. If you go there again, try the gnocci. Amazing.

I think you're the first person to have willingly gone to Bellevue hospital!

Definitely keep this thread updated.

-Dave
« Last Edit: May 02, 2012, 11:06:51 AM by DaveGilbert »

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Re: List of locations in the Blackwell universe?
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 11:03:08 AM »
Thanks for this thread! Helped me greatly in my own attempt to pull off a similar (but a bit updated) tour :) I posted my guide and pics on my blog
http://niberspace.com/blog/blackwell-weg-real-locations-tour-new-york/

PS. I wanted to try that gnocci at Cafe Pick me Up but seems that place is closed permanently :(
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