'Gossip Girl' Filming Locations in New York City

You'll recognize these for-real Manhattan spots

Manhattan skyline on a sunny day Empire State Building on the right, New York, United States
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 If you're in New York City and want to see the for-real locations where the teen TV drama "Gossip Girl" was filmed, you don't have far to look. Manhattan is studded with places you'll recognize from this CW show, which aired from 2007 to 2012 and starred Kristen Bell, Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, Taylor Momsen, and Kelly Rutherford.

01 of 09

New York Palace Hotel

Palace Hotel
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The New York Palace Hotel is used as the home of the Chuck Bass, as well as the Van der Woodson family on "Gossip Girl." The restaurant GILT was located in the New York Palace Hotel and was well-known for being featured in a scene where Serena enjoys a grilled cheese sandwich with truffles. GILT is now closed.

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02 of 09

Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York
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The front of the Museum of the City of New York is used in the series as the front entrance to the Constance Billard School for Girls and St. Jude School for Boys.

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03 of 09

Steps at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The steps at the Metropolitan Museum of Art are where Blaire often has lunch with her friends on ​"Gossip Girl." The show makes it seem as if the museum steps are just across the street from the school, but in reality, the locations used for the school and the Metropolitan Museum of Art are many blocks apart.

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04 of 09

Dylan's Candy Bar

Dylan's Candy Bar
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Dylan's Candy Bar is where Dan and Vanessa hang out while Vanessa buys Nate an anniversary gift of sour gummy worms on "Gossip Girl." With more than 5,000 types of candy and 15,000 square feet of retail space, Dylan's Candy Bar is the largest candy store in the world. It was opened in 2001 by Dylan Lauren, daughter of Ralph Lauren. The one on "Gossip Girl" is the location at 1011 Third Avenue.

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05 of 09

Henri Bendel

Henri Bendel
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Henri Bendel, at its 712 Fifth Avenue location, is a favorite shopping destination on the series. The "Gossip Girl" Season 2 Premiere Party was actually held at Henri Bendel, and many dresses and accessories used on the show come from Henri Bendel, including both Serena and Blaire's prom dresses. Henri Bendel was used as a shooting location when Jenny Humphrey calls her brother Dan when she's having a "fashion emergency" as she looks for a dress for the Kiss on the Lips Party.

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06 of 09

Barrio Chino

Barrio Chino
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Barrio Chino is featured as a location on "Gossip Girl" during a flashback scene where Serena Van der Woodson stumbles out of a bar drunk on Thanksgiving and bumps into Dan Humphrey.

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07 of 09

Babycakes NYC

Babycakes
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Dan Humphrey emerges from Babycakes NYC with Thanksgiving pies before bumping into Serena Van der Woodson as she stumbles out onto Broome Street. Dan ends up dropping the pies when he stops Serena from getting hit by a car. Babycakes is now Erin McKenna’s Bakery.

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08 of 09

Cafe Habana

Cafe Habana New York
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Dan Humphrey gets sandwiches for himself and his dad at Cafe Habana on "Gossip Girl."

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09 of 09

Tory Burch Shop

The Tory Burch Sop in NYC
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Tory Burch fashions are discussed on "Gossip Girl," and Blake Lively was spotted wearing a Tory Burch Sgt. Pepper jacket on the set of the series. Tory Burch actually makes an appearance (as herself) in the fourth episode of Season 3 of "Gossip Girl." Check out the shop at 257 Elizabeth Street.

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