Matt Bomer: My New York

Actor Matt Bomer loves hitting the streets to chase criminals as ex-con FBI consultant Neal Caffrey on USA Network’s “White Collar.” The show — its Season 4 finale airs Tuesday — typically spends four of seven shooting days on location. “Ever since I saw Woody Allen’s ‘Manhattan,’ it was my dream as an actor to film here,” he says. Bomer, 35, who lives in Gramercy during filming, also bared his abs alongside Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey and longtime friend Joe Manganiello in the 2012 hit film “Magic Mike.” When he’s not working, he lives in Los Angeles with his partner, Simon Halls, and their three sons. This is his New York.

1. Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Ave., between 33rd and 34th streets

For the finale this season, we got to film on the upper-deck patio and the very top balcony. That was a dream come true — looking over all of Manhattan and Brooklyn was unbelievable. At 5 in the morning it was brilliant; by 3 in the afternoon I was done. I’m not terribly acrophobic, but after about 10 hours up there, I was definitely ready to come down.

2. Maialino at Gramercy Park Hotel, 2 Lexington Ave., between 21st and 22nd streets

This is my favorite spot in Gramercy. The name actually means “little pig,” and that’s more or less what I become when I eat there. It feels like a Roman trattoria — with big bay windows that open onto Gramercy Park, and rustic wooden tables with blue-check tablecloths. At dinner, they have a bread station, so if you’re carb-conscious, you better check it at the door. I like going for breakfast as well — I love the ricotta pancakes.

3. Roosevelt Island tram

This is a great way to see Manhattan from a completely new perspective, and for the price of a subway ride. Filming on the tram for the last season finale was really fun. I’m a little wary in regards to heights, especially when you’re filming an action scene on a fast-paced TV schedule that high up in a tram car on the day of an earthquake. [Filming took place Aug. 23, 2011, when a 5.9 earthquake occurred.] But after we’d gone both ways several times, I felt remarkably relaxed. I jumped off of one car to another, so it was a memorable day for me. It was a setup stunt in a safe way — no one could be potentially harmed!

You can read the rest of the interview here.

Update! Here is a scan of this article via New York Post’s Eric Hegedus.

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Matt Bomer Videos now open!

I have officially opened Matt Bomer Videos tonight, after working extremely hard on it the past month. I just finished adding his TV appearances, and will get started on “White Collar” video clips next week. There are currently 441 videos available, so that should keep everyone occupied for awhile. I haven’t opened up registration yet, but will in the near future. On a side note, if you’re on an iPhone or iPad, you’ll need to use a browser that supports flash (such as Puffin Browser) in order to view the videos. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments. Thanks, and hope you like it!

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I added 395 captures from this week’s episode. Sorry about the delay!

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