The visitors have been taking selfies, and some have even shown up in costume.
Coming to the stairs is “really immersive,” said Oliver Bonallack, visiting from Brighton, England.
“You never really get to experience a film first-hand,” he said. “I feel like it is so iconic.”
Not everyone is thrilled with the upsurge in popularity.
“We live in the neighborhood, it’s taking up all of our time, we’re all being inconvenienced,” said Bronx resident Cathyrine Spencer. “Every day when I come down the stairs, I have to go through a barrage of people.”
The stairway joins the ranks of well-known movie settings, like that of the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art seen in “Rocky.”