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4 Places Every ‘Seinfeld’ Fan Should Add To Their Travel Bucket List


When the season 9 episode of Seinfeld referred to as “The Strike” aired 24 years in the past, a brand new vacation was born. Even at the moment, followers of the present want one another a Happy Festivus every December 23, sharing images and video clips that includes Frank Costanza (Jerry Stiller) hurling insults on the different characters, shouting “I got a lot of problems with you people and now you’re gonna hear about it!” in the course of the “Airing of Grievances” and taunting his son, George (Jason Alexander), right into a wrestling match in the course of the “Feats of Strength.”

In honor of Festivus—which, by the best way, was primarily based on a vacation tv author Dan O’Keefe’s father created in actual life—right here’s an inventory of locations each fan of the present ought to go to the subsequent time they’re in New York City or, in a single case, Melbourne, Australia.

Tom’s Restaurant

Easily probably the most recognizable diner within the metropolis, Tom’s Restaurant, situated on the nook of Broadway and West 112th Street, served as the outside of Monk’s Café, the Seinfeld characters’ go-to espresso store. While the inside scenes have been truly filmed in a studio, you’ll be able to nonetheless go to and revel in a meal at Tom’s, a top-notch Greek diner and neighborhood favourite for the reason that Nineteen Forties.

Yankee Stadium Tours

To get a really feel for the place the place George Costanza spent most of his days working—and infrequently, sleeping underneath his desk—take a tour of Yankee Stadium. Available just about free of charge all 12 months spherical or in particular person from $50 throughout baseball season, the excursions give friends an inside take a look at the ballpark, perception into the historical past of the staff, a peek at a few of baseball’s most essential artifacts and a take a look at the enduring stadium spots just like the New York Yankees Museum and Monument Park.

Kramer’s Reality Tour

While Kramer’s Reality Tour, hosted by Kenny Kramer, the real-life one-time neighbor of Seinfeld creator Larry David, is at the moment on hiatus for the winter season, it’s nonetheless a improbable strategy to spend a day in case you’re an avid fan and love to listen to behind-the-scenes tales about its actors and creators.

Tours value about $40 per particular person and meet Saturdays at midday in a theater for a 90-minute presentation earlier than friends board a bus and drive by a number of locations featured on the present. When I went a number of years in the past, we stopped at The Original Soup Kitchen at 259A West fifty fifth Street and eighth Avenue, which impressed “The Soup Nazi” episode, to see what all of the fuss was about—spoiler alert: the soup is completely scrumptious—and rode uptown to see Tom’s Restaurant, all whereas viewing clips on tiny TVs and declaring locations we handed the place totally different occasions had occurred on the present.

George’s Bar

If you occur to be visiting Melbourne, Australia, cease by George’s Bar, a pleasant neighborhood dive bar in Fitzroy that’s mainly a shrine to all issues George Costanza. There’s nothing like being worlds away from the Big Apple solely to search for and see an infinite mural of George in all his shirtless glory within the alley on the aspect of the constructing and the character’s most memorable quotes written on the partitions of the entryway. You’ll additionally discover heaps of Seinfeld memorabilia strewn in regards to the partitions and seating space — a Frogger machine, a Costanza New York Yankees jersey, an “AssMan” license plate and a tip jar elevating cash for “The Human Fund, Money for People,” amongst different recognizable references from the present.

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