|Gramercy Park image via Wiki Commons author Dmadeo|
As you might expect, Central Park has been featured in many well-known films such as Love Story (1970), Annie Hall (1977), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Tootsie (1983), and Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and the park has been the subject of movies including Central Park (1932).
Scenes of Washington Square Park can be seen in When Harry Met Sally (1989) and Kids (1995). The park's chess playing area - a "battleground for chess enthusiasts" - was famously portrayed in Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) while Will Smith's I Am Legend (2007) character lived in a townhouse off the park.
The Cinematic Parks webpage also notes that parks have "stood in" for each other. For example, the Bleecker Street sitting area (I think it is Father Demo Square) represented a park in Brooklyn Heights. The movie was Moonstruck (1987) starring Cher whose character lived on Cranberry Street (see tomorrow's post).
|Prospect Park image via Flick author nydiscovery|
Finally, the "borough of parks" aka Staten Island has hosted film crews for Little Children (Walker Park), Margot at the Wedding (Conference House Park), and American Gangster (South Beach and the Cromwell Recreation Center).