I think it has something to do with my birth nearly coinciding with the launch of the "I Love NY" campaign, which includes Milton Glaser's iconic logo, but I've always been in love with New York City. And I've in turn always been in love with films about and/or set in New York City. Actually, there may be a chicken/egg situation here. I don't know if I came to love the city through the movies or the movies through my love of the city. Regardless, I moved here directly after high school, I've taken classes specifically about New York in film, I consider James Sanders' book Celluloid Skyline to be a sort of bible for my worship of both the city and its cinematic representations and I will probably watch Avaryl Halley's latest Moviefone Mash over and over and over, as if it's an aggregated remake of the classic city symphony film Manhattan.

I'll even forgive the montage for its lack of clips from Splash, one of the most tourism-encouraging NY films of all time, as well as the wonderful subway-station-set ending of Crocodile Dundee. Otherwise it has the essentials, particularly bits from films by Woody Allen, Spike Lee and Martin Scorsese. And there's room for Muppets, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and my favorite New York moments from The Fisher King. Plus, just in time for Fleet Week, there are some necessary sailor-in-NYC scenes, including one with the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters. Whether you're a native New Yorker, an immigrant or anyone else who appreciates shots of the Big Apple on the big screen, you will love this video. Watch it after the jump and then drop us a comment telling us your favorite New York moment in film.