The Fantastic NYC of the 1920s
The adventures in the film are set in a magical dimension of 1920s NYC. Called “roaring” for a reason, the decade brought a surge of prosperity to the City—the height of the Jazz Age, the birth of the Broadway musical, the construction of skyline-defining art deco skyscrapers and the dawn of a new era of urban development. Many landmarks of the era still stand today, enabling us to see the City through the film's fantastical lens.
Featured in Fantastic NYC
To see the New York City inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, just open your eyes. We’ve scoured the City for historic sites, hidden locales, resident beasts and enchanting experiences to create your own fantastic adventure. And more often than not, you’ll find magic is hiding in plain sight.
About Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident… were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.