NYC has provided the setting for countless television shows and movies over the years, and one fun way to see the city is to explore it through the lenses of one of these films or television shows. One hot television show set exclusively in NYC is the acclaimed HBO show Girls. This show follows hip 20-somethings trying to find their way in the world, as they frequent trendy establishments across the city.
While much of the show is set in Brooklyn, there are still a ton of places featured on the series that are located in Manhattan and within easy commute from our NYC boutique hotel The MAve in the Flatiron District.
The Lower Manhattan neighborhood the Bowery is right in the thick of filming, as it is the location of several filming sites. The Lehmann Maupin Gallery at 201 Chrystie Street is the gallery where Marnie works in season one. The gallery hosts rotating exhibitions throughout the year that showcase renowned contemporary artists, and art-loving fans of the show will definitely enjoy stopping by.
Just down the street is the hip dive bar Tom and Jerry’s. Frequented by Jessa in the show—of course, who else?—this bar has an extensive selection of microbrews and a rowdy vibe. It’s cash only, but there is a giant moose head on the wall…so there’s that.
Nearby in the Lower East Side, the Babycakes Bakery serves up vegan cakes and cupcakes that can be seen being eaten by Shoshanna in the show. Non-vegans may be surprised to see just how delicious vegan treats can be when done right, and, after all, it’s hip to eat vegan food for no reason whatsoever.