The Star Lounge in the Tribeca Star Hotel is really the Grand Bar at the Soho Grand Hotel.

The 3 Coffee Shop, where characters snack on hot chocolate and French fries, is the 3 Guys Restaurant at Madison and 75th, where actual kids snack on hot chocolate and French Fries.

Riverside Prep is actually the Collegiate School for boys on West 78th Street.

Sara Vilkomerson of The New York Observer and Nell Auchincloss guess where our favorite places in Gossip Girl will actually take place. See more at Gossip Girl, Decoded: A Teenager Translates Fiction to Fact

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