The Sinner Town of Dorchester in New York: Where is The Sinner filmed?

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The small New York town of Dorchester is the fictional location where The Sinner series is set. Season 3 focuses on Harry investigating a private school teacher, who after a fatal car accident evidence arises that he may be involved in a strange and disturbing case.

Bill Pullman (Lost Highway, Independence Day) stars as Harry Ambrose, Matt Bomer (Doom Patrol, American Horror Story) plays the troubled teacher Jamie Burns, and Jessica Hecht is Sonya Barzel (Breaking Bad, Friends), an artist who owns a house near where the car crashed happened.

In season 2 the action was partially set in the also made up village of Keller; In season 3 Dorchester is located by the Hudson river in Somerset County. The Sinner was filmed in and around New York, but the town portrayed in the series is an amalgam of various filming locations in NY State:

Briarton School
Jamie Burns is a private school teacher in the Briarton School. This building is actually part of the Synod of Bishops Russian Church in E 93rd St. in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Some episodes of Gossip Girl were also shot here.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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The Sheriffs Office
The Dorchester Police Department exteriors are the Mt. Pleasant Justice Court building in Valhalla, a hamlet in NY state called like the mythical Viking paradise. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map

Dorchester New York
The Dorchester train station is actually the beautiful Hartsdale station in Greenburgh, Westchester County.
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The Sinner Dorchester
The Berti Hotel and the Sabbiato restaurant with the undulating ceiling is the STK Midtown Steakhouse in Manhattan. This modern eatery was also featured in a couple of episodes in The Politician.
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Keller NY
Leela Burns shop (Jamie's wife played by Parisa Fitz-Henley), is the Found Herbal Apothecary Herb shop at 10 Main St in Hastings-On-Hudson. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps

Season 3 restaurant
In the second episode of season 3, Harry meets Sonya in Hastings Center Diner at 540 Warburton Ave, also in Hastings. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map

The City College of New York
Jamie's old university is The City College of New York, an educational neo-Gothic complex in West Harlem founded in 1847. The tower of the Goethals Hall is featured in a couple of scenes in The Sinner.
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Die S√ľnderin Drehort
The high-speed car chase through Greenpoint in Brooklyn was actually shot in the 47th Ave in Queens.
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  1. Thanks. I got what I came here looking for :) loving the season 3!


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