Hitting the New Sex and the City Hot Spots

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June 3, 2008 10:12 AM
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diane von furstenberg flagship store
Dimitrios Kambouris
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The Diane Von Furstenberg Flagship Store

The moment: Carrie shops the racks in the iconic all-white, glass-walled store while she talks on her cell phone to Samantha. It's here that she eventually drops the bombshell news of her and Big's decision to get married. Find it: On the corner of Washington St. and W. 14th St., where the Meatpacking District (Samantha's old 'hood) meets the West Village. Take home: One of DVF's signature printed wrap dresses.
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Serdar Yagci
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The New York Public Library

The moment: Carrie — "The last person in New York to check out library books," according to Big — stops in to return them when she spots preparations for a wedding. Cue the inevitable lightbulb. Even if Big can't write a love letter, they'll get married in a place that houses all of the world's great love letters. Find it: On Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. Take home: A copy of Love Letters of Great Men, volume one.
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James Devaney
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Lumi Restaurant

The moment: Charlotte, who's been plotting the way she'll finally tell off Mr. Big if she ever sees him again, spots him at Lumi, an Italian restaurant. The sighting unnerves her, and she flees outside to avoid him. Of course he races after her, whereupon Charlotte's water breaks on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant. Find it: At 963 Lexington Avenue between 70th and 71st Streets on the Upper East Side, Charlotte's neighborhood, just a quick trip to Lenox Hill Hospital, where Big then shuttles Charlotte to have her baby. Take home: The fusilli alla Siciliana, whole wheat pasta with eggplant and fresh mozzarella.
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Cameron Whitman
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The Brooklyn Bridge

The moment: An estranged Miranda and Steve decide to meet in the center of the Brooklyn Bridge. The problem with such meetings, says Miranda, is that if the other person doesn't show up, you're rejected...and on a bridge. Find it: Start east, from the Manhattan side, near City Hall. Take home: Someone you're willing to start fresh with, or at least some severely windblown hair.

City Hall

The moment: Mr. Big finally gets his ass out of the car to marry Carrie, who's traded in her lavish cupcake of a Vivienne Westwood gown for a no-name vintage white suit. The only thing to make this low-key civil service more special? Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda waiting just behind City Hall's swinging doors. Find it: In the middle of City Hall Park, near Broadway and Chambers Street in Lower Manhattan (the building would also be included on Spin City and Ghostbusters tours). If you want to pull a Big-n-Carrie, it'll cost you a $25 money order. Take home: A new hubby.