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 The PopSpots Guide to over 125 Album Cover Locations in New York City

 Scroll below the maps for an alphabetical list of the covers listed by artist. The list has the exact address of where the cover was shot and grid positions so you can find them on the maps.

 The albums listed have had PopSpots made of them either on the main PopSpots site or on the PopSpots Facebook page. In the future, I will connect the name of the each album to the photo of the PopSpot. In the meantime, for many of the albums, if you go to "Google Images" and seach for " popspotsnyc.com + NAME OF ALBUM " the PopSpot is often one of the first results.

MAP 1A - (DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN - WEST)




MAP 1B - (DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN - EAST)




MAP 2A - (GREENWICH VILLAGE AND SOHO)




MAP 2B - (THE EAST VILLAGE and LOWER EAST SIDE)




MAP 3A - (CHELSEA and MIDTOWN-WEST)




MAP 3B - (GRAMERCY and MIDTOWN-EAST)




MAP 4A - (WEST OF THE PLAZA HOTEL (5th Ave/59th St.) AND LOWER CENTRAL PARK)




MAP 4B - (EAST OF THE PLAZA HOTEL (5th Ave/59th St.) AND LOWER CENTRAL PARK)




MAP 5A - (THE UPPER WEST SIDE AND UPPER CENTRAL PARK)




MAP 5B - (THE UPPER EAST SIDE AND UPPER CENTRAL PARK)




MAP 6A - (STATEN ISLAND)




MAP 6B - (THE BRONX, QUEENS, and BROOKLYN)




 The PopSpots Guide to over 125 Album Cover Locations in New York City

 Artist | Album | Year | Address | Map Location

A
Ryan Adams - Lucky Now - (45 single; 2011) - (309 East 9th Street b/t 2nd and 1st Avenues) (Map-2B/Grid-3B)
Eric Anderson - Avalanche - (1969) - (Mercer and Spring Streets, Soho) (Map-2A/Grid-2C)
Aztec Two-Step - Aztec Two-Step - (1972) - (14-16 Gay Street b/t Christopher and Waverly Place.) (Map-2A/Grid-1B)

B
Babs Gonzales - Tales of Manhattan - (1959) - (West 45th Street and Broadway) (Map-3A/Grid-2A)
The Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique - (1989) - (corner of Ludlow and Rivington Sts.) (Map-2B/Grid-3C)
The Beau Brummels - Volume 2 - (1965) - (The Arcade, Central Park, 72nd St.) (Map-4B/Grid-3B)
Harry Belafonte - Streets I Have Walked - (1963) (Bethesda Terrace, inside Central Park at 72nd Street) (Map-4B/Grid-3B)
Ruben Blades - y SEIS del SOLAR - (1985) - (112-114 East 17th Street b/t Park Avenue South and Irving Place) (Map-2A/Grid-2A)
Blondie - Americathon - (1964) - (300 Mercer Street at Waverly Place) (Map-2A/Grid-2B)
The Blues Project - Live at the Cafe Au Go Go - (1966) (Bleecker near Thompson) (Map-2A/Grid-2C)
The Boomtown Rats - Ratrospective - (1983) - (Met Steps, 83rd and Fifth Ave.) (Map-4B/Grid-3A)
Pat Boone - Pat Boone - 1957 - (116th and Broadway; Columbia U) (Map-5A/Grid-1B)
The Brecker Brothers - Straphangin' - (1981) - (City Hall Subway Station (private); Center St. and Chambers St.) (Map-1A/Grid-2B)
The BT Express - Do It 'Til You're Satisfied - (1974) - (LIRR - Nostrand Avenue Station) (Map-6B/Brooklyn)
Roy Buchanan - Loading Zone - (1977) - (Pete's Tavern; 129 East 18th Street at Irving Place) (Map-2A/Grid-2A)
Bunky and Jake - Bunky and Jake - (1968) - (back cover by Peter Strongwater) (Commerce Street at Barrow Street) (Map-2A/Grid-2C)
Gary Burton - Gary Burton Quartet in Concert - (1968) - (Carnegie Hall; 57th St. and 7th Avenue) (Map-4A/Grid-2D)
Gary Burton - New Vibe Man in Town - (1961) - (Corner of Gramercy Park East and East 21st St.) (Map-3B/Grid-4D)
Donald Byrd - Byrd in Flight - (1960) - (Bethesda Steps, Central Park, 72nd St.) (Map-4B/Grid-3B)

C
Cashman & West - Moondog Serenade - (1973) - (Cop Cot, Central Park, 60th St.) (Map-4A/Grid-2C)
Judy Collins - Sings Dylan Just Like a Woman - (1993) - (Vestry St. and Greenwich St.) (Map-2A/Grid-1D)
Willie Colon - Cosa Nuestra - (1970) - (bike path along the east river just north of the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge.) (Map-2A/Grid-1D)
John Coltrane - Coltrane Live at the Village Vanguard Again! - (1966) - (photo by Charles Stewart, 178 7th Avenue South at Waverly Place) (Map-2A/Grid-1B)
Larry Coryell - Live at the Village Gate - (1971) - (Bleecker St at Thompson St.) (Map-2A/Grid-2C)
Country Joe McDonald - The Collected Country Joe and the Fish - (1987) - (23rd St. and 6th Avenue) (Map-3A/Grid-2D)
The Cramps - Smell of Female - (1983) - (Peppermint Lounge, 128 West 45th Street b/t 6th and 7th Aves.) (Map-3A/Grid-2A)

D
Bobby Darin - Inside Out - (1967) - (4 Gramercy Park West b/t East 20th and East 21st Sts.) (Map-3B/Grid-3D)
Miles Davis - Workin' With the Miles Davis Quintet - (1959) - (447 West 50th near 10th Avenue) (Map-3A/Grid-1A)
Detroit Emeralds - You Want It, You Got It - (1972) - (17 Beekman Place, which is the east end of 50th near FDR Drive) (Map-3B/Grid-4A)
Bo Diddley - Have Guitar, Will Travel - (1960) - (368 Livingston Street at Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn) (Map-6B/Brooklyn)
Dion & the Belmonts - Cigars, Acapella, Candy - (1972) - (Arthur Ave., Belmont, Bronx) (Map-6B/Bronx)
Dion & the Belmonts - Together Again - (1967) - (Gapstow Bridge, Central Park, 62nd St.) (Map-4B/Grid-3C)
The Doors - Strange Days - (1967) - (photo by Joel Brodsky; Sniffen Court, 150-158 East 36th St. b/t Lex and 3rd) (Map-3B/Grid-4B)
Bob Dylan - Another Side of Bob Dylan - (1964) - (photo by Sandy Speiser; 52nd Street and Broadway) (Map-4A/Grid-2D)
Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde - (1966) - (photo by Jerry Schatzberg; 375 West Street at Morton Street) (Map-2A/Grid-1C)
Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan's American Journey - (2004) - (custom compilation CD;, photographer of the 1963 photo unknown; roof of 901 Broadway at East 20th Street) (Map-3B/Grid-3D)
Bob Dylan - Chronicles (2005, paperback edition) - (photographer of the 1963 photo unknown ) - (Roof, 901 Broadway at East 20th Street) (Map-3B/Grid-3D)
Bob Dylan - Freewheelin' - (1963) - (Jones Street and West 4th Street) (Map-2A/Grid-1B)
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited - (1965) - (4 Gramercy Park West b/t East 20 - East 21st Sts.) (Map-3B/Grid-3D)
Bob Dylan - I Want You (45 single) - (1966) - (Jacob Street near Brooklyn Bridge (now demolished) (Map-1B/Grid-3B)
Bob Dylan - Modern Times - (2006) - (photo by Ted Kroner in 1947; 59th Street and Central Park West) (Map-4A/Grid-2C)

E
Ramblin' Jack Elliott - Jack Elliott Sings the Songs of Woody Guthrie - (1960) - (Washington Square Park - Center/West side) (Map-2A/Grid-1B)
Booker Ervin - The Blues Book - (1964) - (16 Minetta Lane at Minetta Street) (Map-2A/Grid-2B)

F
Mimi and Richard Farina - Celebrations for a Grey Day - (1965) - (photo by Kenneth Van Sickle; Eaglevale Arch, West 77th St. and Central Park West) (Map-4A/Grid-2A)
The Fifth Avenue Band - The Fifth Avenue Band - (1969) - (Delmonico's Restaurant; - 56 Beaver St. at South William St.) (Map-1A/Grid-2C)
Foghat - Fool for the City - (1975) - (232 East 11th Street b/t 2nd and 3rd Aves) (Map-2B/Grid-3A)
The Four Tops - Changing Times - (1970) - (4 Gramercy Park West b/t East 20 - East 21st Sts.) (Map-3B/Grid-3D)
Peter Frampton - Breaking All The Rules - (1981) - (Fifth Avenue and 31st Street) (Map-3B/Grid-3C)

G
Red Garland - Red in Bluesville - (1959) - (446 West 50th near 10th Avenue) (Map-3A/Grid-1A)
Dexter Gordon - Doin' Allright - (1961) - (59th St. and Fifth Ave.) (Map-4B/Grid-3C)

H
Herbie Hancock - Inventions & Dimensions - (1964) - (West 41st St. and Madison Ave.) (Map-3B/Grid-3B)
P. J. Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea - (2000) - (Times Square; 7th Avenue and 47th Street) (Map-3A/Grid-2A)
Joe Henderson - Page One - (1963) - (David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, 65th Street b/t Broadway and Amsterdam) (Map-4A/Grid-1C)
Herman's Hermits - The Best of Herman's Hermits - (1965) - (The Bandshell; inside Central Park at 70th St.) (Map-4B/Grid-3B)

I
The Impressions - The Young Mods' Forgotten Story - (1969) - (East 108th St. and Park Ave) (Map-5B/Grid-3A)

J
Tommy James and the Shondells - The Very Best of Tommy James and the Shondells - (1969) - (The Cloisters; 99 Margaret Corbin Drive) (Map-5A/Grid-2A)
The James Gang - Live in Concert - (1971) - (Carnegie Hall; 57th St. and 7th Avenue) (Map-4A/Grid-2D)
Thad Jones - The Magnificent Thad Jones - (1956) - (Broadway and West 47th Street) (Map-3A/Grid-2A)
Billy Joel - An Innocent Man - (1983) - (front and back covers; 142 Mercer Street near Prince St.) (Map-2A/Grid-2C)
Billy Joel - 52nd Street - (1978) - (photo by Jim Houghton, 52nd Street and 7th Avenue, Southeast corner) (Map-4A/Grid-2D)
Billy Joel - The Stranger - (1977) - (511 9th Avenue b/t 38th and 39th) (demolished) (Map-3A/Grid-2B)
Billy Joel - Turnstiles - (1976) - (Uptown Astor Place Subway station; Astor Place at 8th Street.) (Map-2B/Grid-3B)

K
Kiss - Dressed to Kill - (1975) - (photo by Bob Gruen; West 23rd Street and 8th Avenue) (Map-3A/Grid-2D)

L
James Last - Goodtimes - (1972) - (back cover, The Pond, Central Park, 61st St.) (Map-4B/Grid-3C)
Cyndi Lauper - A Night to Remember - (1989) - (Plymouth Street at Pearl Street, Brooklyn) (Map-6B/Brooklyn)
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual - (1983) - (Henderson Walk, Coney Island) (Map-6B/Brooklyn)
Led Zeppelin - Physical Grafitti - (1975) - (96-98 St. Marks Place b/t First Ave and Avenue A) (Map-2B/Grid-3B)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy - (1980) - (back cover; 72nd and CPW) (Map-4A/Grid-2B)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Milk and Honey - (1984) - (The Lake, Central Park, 72nd St.) (Map-4A/Grid-2B)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Watching the Wheels (45 single) - (1980) (The Dakota, 72nd and CPW) (Map-4A/Grid-2B)
Avril Levine - Let's Go - (2002) - (415 Broadway at Canal St.) (Map-2A/Grid-2D)
LL Cool J - BAD (Bigger and Deffer) - (1987) - (Andrew Jackson High School; 207-01 116th Ave) (Map-6B/Grid-4C)
The Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream (45 single) - (1966) - (Central Park; 62nd near 7th) (Map-4A/Grid-2C)
The Lovin' Spoonful - back of Daydream CD - (circa 1965) - (Alice in Wonderland Statue at the Levin Playground; in Central Park at East 77th St. and Fifth Avenue) (Map-4B/Grid-3A)

M
Manhattan Transfer - Manhattan Transfer (back cover) - (1975) - (159 2nd Avenue - 10th Street Entrance) (Map-2B/Grid-3B)
Hugh Masakela- Hugh Masakela's Next Album - (1966) - (Times Square; West 44th Street and Broadway) (Map-3A/Grid-2A)
Johnny Mathis - Johnny's Greatest Hits - (1958) - (photo by Norman Menard; 48th St. b/t 1st and FDR Drive) (Map-3B/Grid-4A)
Chad Mitchell - Chad Mitchell Himself - (1966) - (Gapstow Bridge, Central Park, 62nd St.) (Map-4B/Grid-3C)
Joni Mitchell - Songs to a Seagull (back cover) - (1967) - (169 Mercer Street b/t Houston and Prince) (Map-2A/Grid-2C)
Van Morrison - Too Long in Exile - (1993) - (246 Pearl Street b/t Fulton and John Sts.) (Map-1B/Grid-3C)

N
Morris Nanton - Something We've Got - (1961) - (271 West 126th Street at Frederick Douglas Blvd.) (Map-5A/Grid-2A)
Fred Neil - Bleecker and MacDougal - (1965) - (the intersection of Bleecker St. and MacDougal St.) (Map-2A/Grid-2C)
New Swing Sextet - Swinging' Along - (1969) - (photo by Charles Stewart; Bryant Park, West 41st and 6th Ave) (Map-3B/Grid-3B)
New York Dolls - The New York Dolls (back cover) - (1973) - (photo by Toshi; Gem Spa, 131 2nd Avenue at St. Mark's Place) (Map-2B/Grid-3B)

O
Phil Ochs - All the News That's Fit to Sing - (1964) - (Next to the Washington Square arch, Phil facing east, balconies of 2 Fifth Ave reflected in water) (Map-2A/Grid-2B)
Phil Ochs - "I Ain't Marching Anymore" - (1965) - (West Third Street and Sullivan Street) (Map-2A/Grid-2B)
Yoko Ono - Season of Glass - (1981) - (The Dakota, 72nd St. and CPW) (Map-4A/Grid-2B)
Buck Owens - Carnegie Hall Concert - (1966) - (Carnegie Hall, 57th St. and 7th Avenue) (Map-4A/Grid-2D)

P
Peter, Paul and Mary - Album 1700 - (1967) - (70 Bedford Street b/t Commerce and Morton Streets) (Map-2A/Grid-1C)
Peter, Paul and Mary - The Best of Peter, Paul and Mary - (1970) - (70 Bedford Street b/t Commerce and Morton Streets) (Map-2A/Grid-1C)
Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary - (1962) - (Bitter End; 147 Bleecker Street near LaGuardia Place) (Map-2A/Grid-2C)

Q

R
The Ramones - "I Want to Be Your Boyfriend" (45 single) - (1976) - (Inscope Arch, Central Park, 62nd St.) (Map-4B/Grid-3C)
Ramones - Ramones - (1976) - (Albert's Garden; 16 East 2nd b/t Bowery and 2nd) (Map-2B/Grid-3C)
Ramones - Rocket to Russia - (1977) - (Extra Place at 1st Street) (Map-2B/Grid-3C)
The Ramones - Subterranean Jungle - (1983) - (Sixth Avenue Subway Platform at 6th/57th Street) (Map-4A/Grid-2D)
The Ramones - Too Tough to Die - (1984) - (Playmate's Arch, Central Park, 64th St.) (Map-4A/Grid-2C)
The Rascals - The Essentials - (2002) - (Bethesda Fountain, Central Park, 72nd St.) (Map-4B/Grid-3B)
Lou Reed - City Lights: Classic Performances by Lou Reed - (1985) - (45th Street and 6th Avenue) (Map-3B/Grid-3A)
Lou Reed - Lou Reed - (1972) - (390 Park Ave b/t East 53rd and East 54th Streets) (Map-4B/Grid-3D)
The Righteous Brothers - Go Ahead and Cry - (1966) - (Battery Park Promenade) (Map-1A/Grid-2C)
Rolling Stones - "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow" (45 single) - (1966) - (photo by Jerry Schatzberg; 124 East 24th St. bet. Park Avenue South and Lexington Avenue) (Map-3B/Grid-3D)
Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus - (1956 ) - (highest point of Williamsburg Bridge) (Map-2B/Grid-4C)
Tom Rush - Take a Little Walk with Me - (1966) - (Cop Cot, Central Park, 60th St.) (Map-4A/Grid-2C)

S
Horace Silver - 6 Pieces of Silver - (1957) - (77th St. and Central Park West) (Map-4A/Grid-2A)
Horace Silver - The Stylings of Horace Silver - (1957) - (Rockefeller Center Skating Rink, West 50th Street b/t 5th and 6th Aves.) (Map-3B/Grid-3A)
Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years - (1975) - (10-12 Crosby Street at Howard Street) (Map-2A/Grid-2D)
Simon and Garfunkel - Greatest Hits - (1972) - (front cover) - (7 East 94th St. near Fifth Ave) (Map-5B/Grid-3C)
Simon and Garfunkel - Greatest Hits - (1972) - (back cover) - (Central Park Reservoir; East 91st St. near Fifth Ave) (Map-5B/Grid-3C)
Simon & Garfunkel - Wednesday Morning, 3 AM - (1964) - (Fifth Avenue and 53rd Street) (Map-4B/Grid-3D)
Nina Simone - Jazz Played in an Exclusive Side Street Club - (1958) - (Gapstow Bridge, Central Park, 62nd St.) (Map-4B/Grid3C)
Patrick Sky - Photographs - (1969) - (Bryant Park, 6th Avenue and 40th Street) (Map-3B/Grid-3B)
Jimmy Smith - Home Cookin' - (1965) - (271 West 126th Street at Frederick Douglas Blvd.) (Map-5A/Grid-2A)
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation - (1988 - (CD insert) - (Crosby Street at Howard Street) (Map-2A/Grid-2D)
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation - (1988) - (album inner gatefold) - (behind 100 Division Street, Chinatown) (Map-2B/Grid-3D)
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes - This Time It's For Real - (1977) (Minetta Street, between Minetta Lane and Bleecker Street) (Map-2A/Grid-2C)
Spanky and Our Gang - Spanky and Our Gang (back cover) - (1967) - (50th Street and 6th Avenue) (Map-3B/Grid-3A)
Phil Steel - Wounded Eagle - (1980) - (West Side Highway at Canal Street) (Map-2A/Grid-1D)
Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic - (1974) - (photo by Raeanne Rubinstein; Fifth Avenue and 79th Street) (Map-4B/Grid-3A)
Mike Stern - Big Neighborhood - (2009) - (205 East Broadway b/t Jefferson and Clinton) (Map-2B/Grid-4D)
Stray Cats - Gonna Ball - (1981) - (69-35 Astoria Blvd, East Elmhurst, NY) (Map-6B/Queens)

T
The Tarriers - The Tarriers: A Live Performance Recorded at "The Bitter End" - (1962) - (The Bitter End; 147 Bleecker Street near LaGuardia Place) (Map-2A/Grid-2C)

U

V
Dave Van Ronk - Dave Van Ronk and the Hudson Dusters - (1968) - (38 Commerce Street b/t Bedford and Barrow Streets) (Map-2A/Grid-1C)
Dave Van Ronk - Folksinger - (1963) - (Folklore Center; 110 MacDougal Street between Minetta Lane and Bleecker Street) (Map-2A/Grid-2C)
Dave Van Ronk - Inside Dave Van Ronk - (1964) - (McSorley's Ale House; 15 East 7th St. bet 3rd and 2nd Aves) (Map-2B/Grid-3B)
Steve Van Zandt / Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul - Forever - (1982) - (Central Park's Bethesda Steps at 72nd Street) (Map-4B/Grid-3B)
The Velvet Underground - Live at Max's Kansas City - (1972) - (213 Park Avenue b/t East 17 St. and East 18th St.) (Map-2A/Grid-2A)
The Velvet Underground - Loaded - (1970) - (Times Square, 42nd and Broadway) (Map-3A/Grid-2B)
The Village People - The Village People - (1977) - (388 West Street at Morton Street) (Map-2A/Grid-1C)
The ViIlage Stompers - Greatest Hits - (1967) - (the arch at Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village) (Map-2A/Grid-2B)
The Village Stompers - New Beat on Broadway - (1964) - (Broadway and West 47th Street) (Map-3A/Grid-2A)
The ViIlage Stompers - The Original Washington Square - (1963) - (Washington Square Park Arch) (Map-2A/Grid-2B)

W
West Side Story Soundtrack (The Broadway Musical) - (1957) - (418 West 56th, b/t 9th -10th Aves) (Map-4A/Grid-1D)
The Who - The Kids Are Alright (Movie soundtrack) - (1978) - (116th St. and Morningside Drive) (Map-5A/Grid-1B)
Edgar Winter - Edgar Winter's White Trash - (1971) - (photo by Alen McWeeney; 88 East 3rd St. b/t 1st and 2nd Aves) (Map-2B/Grid-3B)

X

Y
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush - (1970) - (photo by Joel Bernstein; on Sullivan Street at the corner of West 3rd Street) (Map-2A/Grid-2B)

Z