Instagrammers flock to the Bronx to pose for photos on the now iconic Joker staircase – because locals are warning visitors to stay away & # 39; or being robbed & # 39;
- The stairs are on posters, billboards and lots of advertisements for the Joker movie
- Stairs are close to Arthur Fleck's apartment – in real life they are in the South Bronx
- In the film, the character of Joaquin Phoenix goes up the stairs every day
- When he becomes The Joker, he dances back triumphantly
Thanks to the new Joker film, a staircase in South Bronx has become a magnet for tourists.
The huge staircase, located on 167th Street, in the Bronx, New York City, is featured in the new Todd Philips movie when Arthur Fleck, a loner from Joaquin Phoenix, dances down after becoming the Joker.
Film fans are now going to the location in an attempt to make the perfect Instagram recording for themselves.
The stairs are on posters, billboards and lots of advertisements for the Joker movie
Stairs are close to Arthur Fleck's apartment – in real life they are in the South Bronx
A local claimed the area was ripe for robbing people who decided to stop by …
Tourists, cosplayers and Instagram influencers all come to a part of New York City that is not normally on the visitor list of must-see attractions.
The stairs are only a short walk from Yankee Stadium, which according to recent years has led to a rejuvenation of the area according to Vice.
Until recently, not many tourists ventured into the Bronx, which had long been striving to shake up an unfair image like a water-stricken inland waterway.
The main attractions of the municipality are the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Gardens and the New York Yankees, the eternal baseball power station located about a mile south of the stairs, on West 167th Street between Anderson and Shakespeare Avenue.
In the film, the character of Joaquin Phoenix goes up the stairs every day, but now normal people (including those in suits) get to work
Since the release of Joker two weeks ago, many New Yorkers and foreigners have traveled to yawn, make selfies – and sometimes hamper it
Since the release of Joker two weeks ago, many New Yorkers and foreigners have traveled to yawn, make selfies and, in the spirit of the Joker's chokerography, hammer it.
& # 39; There is something about his movements. He just killed it. It was in his soul, & # 39; said Jay Garcia, a 30-year-old radio presenter from neighboring Queens.
For many years Bronx residents such as Laura Harry, step streets are a common feature in the hilly landscape of the city.
& # 39; I have lived here for 30 years … people use them every day, & # 39; said Harry, standing with her groceries at the top of the steep stairs and staring at the people below. & # 39; I am fascinated because they have made the steps famous. & # 39;
However, not everyone appreciates the extra attention. & # 39; Those kicks are nothing but an asthma attack and a rapid robbery … But you know … Welcome to The South Bronx, & # 39; tweeted a person who encouraged people to stay away.
When Arthur Fleck becomes The Joker, he triumphantly dances back down … and now tourists are also trying to redo the movement
Joker has dominated the box office for two weeks. It broke the record for the biggest opening weekend in October in film history, at $ 96.2 million.
Although the town has struggled with its reputation as a dangerous place, it is perhaps ironic that a menacing figure like the Joker has contributed to the burning of its image.
& # 39; It's good for us. You know, publicity, "said Jose Cruz, an old resident who climbs the 131 steps on West 167th Street every day. & # 39; People no longer need to be afraid of the Bronx, as in the past. & # 39;
The South Bronx has not been on a list of must-see attractions for foreigners for very long, but the Joker movie encourages people to visit the town
Even this little dog is now starting the Joker act
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