Peter Parker (Maguire) was a shy, quite nerdy teenager...until he was bitten by a genetically altered spider. Now with the heightened senses and incredible strengths and abilities of a spider, Parker has become the amazing Spider-Man. Despite facing close competition, the long awaited Spider-Man became one of 2002's biggest hits!
The Daily Bugle Offices
2nd home to J. Jonah Jameson, this is the Office for the Daily Bugle Newspaper. External building shots used a CGI'd Flat Iron Building proudly displaying the Bugle Logo.
5th Ave between 22nd and 23rd St., New York City, Manhattan, New York, USA
Diner where Mary Jane Works
Poor old Mary-Jane. Aspiring fame and fortune she moves to the big city to find it's hard to come by. But still, at least she manages to find work at the Moondance Diner.
6th Avenue and Canal Street, New York City, Manhattan, New York, USA
Battle where Spider-man first meets Green Goblin
I admit, this wasn't filmed in Times Square, but the famous Times Square backdrop was put in the background for these scenes.
Broadway between 43rd and 46th Street, New York City, Manhattan, New York, USA
Dropping off MJ at the Rooftop Garden
After Spidey's battle in "Times Square" with the Green Goblin, he saves Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst) and sweeps her away through the New York skyscrapers to this picturesque roof top garden. The Garden is on top of the Rockerfeller Center and is unfortunately no longer open to the public. However you can see the garden from The Top of the Rock observation deck if you look down and east. The church in the background of the shot is St Patrick's Cathedral.
5th Avenue between 49th & 50th Streets, New York City, Manhattan, New York, USA
New York Public Library
Uncle Ben drops off Peter Parker outside the library and gives Peter some sage advice - "With great power comes great responsibility".
5th Ave. between 40th and 42nd Streets, New York City, Manhattan, New York, USA
Columbia University is the location Peter's class visit on school trip, it's here where he gets bit by the spider.
Broadway Between 116th and 120th Street, New York City, Manhattan, New York, USA