The aim of the inquiring subject is reading and tracking the city of New York through the means of cinema and more specifically through the director’s glance of Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese. The choice of these two directors was based on their rich filmography regarding their references on New York but also on their apparent love and dedication to the town itself. Martin Scorsese, born in New York, offspring of Italian-American second-generation immigrants, tries to depict New York’s daily picture through the life of the demimonde as an important part of the town. In comparison to Martin Scorsese, the Jew by origin, New Yorker, Woody Allen, depicts the neurosis of the contemporary world in New York through a bourgeois every day life. This inquiry is based on the study of four films, two of each director in chronological order: Mean Streets (1973), Taxi Driver (1976) of Martin Scorsese and Annie Hall (1977), Manhattan (1979) of Woody Allen. The choice of these films was due to the fact that they are considered the most representative of their kind since New York holds the protagonistic role. Her image seems to have been created by these films only and not by any contemporary ones since from this point onwards the directors start repeating themselves and/or start filming other cities.