Upper East Siders and faithful GG followers can rest at ease knowing that that Gossip Girl is back on the screens. The initial three seasons of Part 2 are now available to watch via HBO Max, in addition to the drama and glamour that was Part 1.
Everybody knows that Gossip Girl is set in New York City. On the reboot, things are a little different. The most successful child in NYC Otto “Obie” Bergmann IV (played by Eli Brown), lives in Brooklyn that was previously thought of as a neighborhood that was less desirable (Hello Lonely Boy!). Constance Billard is on the Upper East Side, but in the off-season the kids play within the Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood.
However, Manhattan will always have the heart of Gossip Girl — and showrunner Joshua Safran appears to believe the same.
Safran revealed Safran revealed tothat his preferred locations for filming for the reboot include two Manhattan restaurants: The Grill and Le CouCou.
“I love the huge restaurants. I simply enjoy going to eateries. Every restaurant were included during Season 1 are very important restaurants for me, as I love all of them.” He said.
“The spaces are just as beautiful like The Grill on episode 8, when Aki’s father talks about Picasso. It’s true the fact that Picasso was sold there which is why it’s fun explore these things.
“There’s Le Coucou, where we also shot dinner with Aki’s dad during episode 6. The series also features large eateries, which I like the most, because they’re famous New York, and they were shut during the pandemic. It was great to revisit those rooms because it was impossible to be in these rooms during the pandemic. I’d say that those rooms are the most beautiful rooms.”
Safran said to Safran said that the New York Public Theater, which was the scene in the premiere of the series, is “incredible” and his favorite location for the very first season.
Many will remember Episode 3 Max (Thomas Doherty) admitted to his father’s affair at the theater. Julien (Jordan Alexander) invited her father’s friend Lola (Elizabeth Lail) in a bid to uncover his lies.
Similar to the original show, the Gossip Girls reboot is filming across New York City, including the Met stairs where the infamous models are seated.
The Museum of the City of New York is the outdoor space to Constance B. Billard St. Judas. It is located within East Harlem on Fifth Avenue The museum houses more than 750,000 pieces of art.
Ralph Lauren’s main men’s shop located located at 867 Madison Avenue, appears in the second part of the reboot and features Aki taking a date there.
In the first part, Julien walks in on the Christopher John Rogers fashion show at the Park Avenue Armory. A military armory belonging to the National Guard built in 1880 The building is currently used for performances, concerts as well as art exhibitions.
Julien also throws a celebration to celebrate Zoya’s (Whitney Peak’s) birthday in Webster Hall, at 125 East 11th Street in the East Village.
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Other locations for filming includes Park Avenue, the New York Academy of Medicine, SoHo, Greenwich Village, Great Jones Spa, and the Kings County Distillery.
The iconic landmarks like those of the Manhattan Bridge and Central Park are also featured Central Park and the Manhattan Bridge are also featured in the show Gossip Girl close to Broadway, Wanamaker Place, Astor Place and University Place.
A number of scenes in the interior were shot in The Steiner Studios located in Brooklyn and has been used in the comedy, The wonderful Mrs. Maiseland City situated on an uphill.