Although the TV sitcom "Friends" is set in New York City, the whole series was shot in California.
Friends was one of the most famous TV series of the 1990s and early 2000s, whether you liked it or despised it. One of the most startling facts about Friends is that it was shot at the Warner Brothers Ranch just outside of Los Angeles rather than in Manhattan, where it is set. Having saying that, there are a few locales outside of Los Angeles where filming took place. One of these is, of course, Monica and Rachel's New York apartment complex at 90 Bedford St.