Don't scoff! It was made official by the honorable New York Mayor Bloomberg!
For the past five years, the Upper East Side has been the actual backdrop for the ongoing dramas on Gossip Girl. Over 180 crew members and 120 principal actors have lived and worked in the city while the show's been on the air, and the fiscal result as been profitable for the Big Apple. Some $200 million has been spent on local development just to produce the series and over 500 local vendors have reaped the benefits of the CW's presence in Manhattan.
This morning, in honor of the show's 100th episode and the impact it has had on the city, Mayor Bloomberg joined the cast, including Blake Lively, Penn Badgely and Ed Westwick, on their set in Queens to present them with an official proclamation dubbing January 26th Gossip Girl Day! In it's final paragraph, the proclamation reads:
Gossip Girl is a show that people love talking, texting, tweeting and blogging about, and no matter where you're from, everyone can identify with a group of friends who grow up together, go to school together and struggle to stay close and find their own way after they graduate. That this group of friends - and sometimes enemies - has come of age in New York has made for some fun and fascinating TV, and as fans pre for Monday's 100th episode and the biggest royal wedding since, well, ever, we look forward to the conclusion of another wildly success season for Gossip Girls creators, cast and crew. xoxo
Break out the martinis and cell phones! Paint the town with X's and O's!
If this doesn't guarantee them one more season, nothing will!
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