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Way back in Season 1, when Kendall takes his estranged wife, Rava, out for a romantic dinner in order to woo her into getting back together, I couldn’t help but notice the restaurant’s chandeliers. It’s Le Coucou, of course, the upscale French eatery at 11 Howard. The attempt, on a whole, didn’t work, but the food was obviously so good that it did convince her to sleep with him and regret it in the morning. Le Coucou, 138 Lafayette St.
Cipriani 25 Broadway
Who could forget the cold butter (and cold father-son drama) served up at the family’s annual black tie gala in Season 1, Episode 4. Anyone who’s been to a few similar events around the city would likely recognize the grand hall where it all goes down as Cipriani 25 Broadway, inside the landmarked Cunard Building. To be fair, I’ve never had a butter issue there. Cipriani, 25 Broadway
American Irish Historical Society
Logan and Marcy Roy’s elegant Fifth Avenue townhouse was inspired by the homes of real-life billionaires, Edgar Bronfman and Charles Bronfman according to production designer Stephen Carter. While the inside of their home was created on a soundstage, the lobby scenes were filmed at the American Irish Historical Society, located across the street from the Met. Talk about prime real estate. American Irish Historical Society, 991 5th Ave.
Downtown Manhattan Heliport
Because when it comes to playing “The Game” – a particularly sinister Logan-ism for “baseball” – LaGuardia (or you know, just taking your chauffeured car) simply won’t do. Downtown Manhattan Heliport, 6 East River Piers
World Trade Center
Ah, the Waystar Royco battleground – um, offices. Where else would they be but the World Trade Center, among fellow media conglomerates? Some of the filming was done inside vacant spaces at World Trade Centers 4 and 7. Carter even imagined a little back story as to why they’d be there, as he explained in a behind-the-scenes video. “We imagined that the company maybe moved in there after 9/11 and got a foothold in when things were inexpensive and the city was recovering.”
Chelsea Square Restaurant
If you’re plotting to oust one of the biggest media tycoons in the world, and don’t want anyone to overhear your plans, this corner diner in Chelsea is a pretty safe space. Chelsea Square Restaurant, 368 W 23rd St.
East New York Freight Tunnel
Remember that wild, drug-and-sex-fueled party Roman takes the guys to for Tom’s bachelor party? As far as I know, it’s not a real event (though I have been to plenty of similar CEO-filled affairs in abandoned warehouses but that’s an article in itself). Nevertheless, the graffiti-covered tunnels and train tracks leading into it are real. It’s the site of the now-abandoned East New York Freight Tunnel, which is around Liberty Avenue in Brooklyn.
In Season 2, the Roys hit the Hamptons to spend some time at their father’s “Summer Palace.” Obviously, Logan’s home would be the most expensive property in the area, so they filmed at Jule Pond, a.k.a. the Henry Ford Estate, which once broke real estate records when it was priced at $175 million a few years ago. The 12-bedroom escape famously boasts 1,286 feet of beach frontage – the most of any property out East. Henry Ford Estate, 90 Jule Pond Dr, Southampton