Fans of The Joker, which hit theaters earlier this month, are taking pictures in front of those stairs.
Do you know these. The Joker, embodied by Joaquin Phoenix, dances down the stairs while Gary Glitter's Rock and Roll Part 2 plays in the background. The scene was done so well that it even became a widely used GIF.
And it seems that those stairs that connect Shakespeare and Anderson avenues on West 167th Street are becoming a popular tourist attraction, potentially to the dismay of actual Bronx residents.
Comedian Desus Nissy, who hosts Showtime's Desus & Mero on Twitter for the flow of people visiting the stairs.
But it's no secret that the Bronx has a rude reputation that it's struggling to shed, Although its associations with fires and crime may have diminished in recent years, it's still not an area many tourists are exploring, it is home to the Bronx Zoo, New York Botanic Gardens and Yankee Stadium.
Now, that can change. ̵
1; and Instagram photos are proof. Here's a bunch of fans who make the most of Joker's dance on the spot.
Nacho Montagna went out, posting a video with a whole dance routine.
"Why so Serious?" wrote Jenna Polignon, in the caption for her photograph.
Erin Sauer photo has some side faces in the background, but the effect is still strong.
"Always put on a happy face …" writes Arnaldo Silva in the caption of his Joker dance impression.
Not everyone tries to imitate the Joker. Shout out to James May, who went for the main tourist photo standing in front of the stairs.
The Joker, meanwhile, broke box office records, opening up to $ 96 million, the biggest debut since October, The Beetle has not run out, but brought in $ 55 million in its second weekend in North America alone. Last weekend, the movie grossed $ 543 million worldwide.
The film won the grand prize at the Venice Film Festival before its public debut, which also led to an Oscar.