‘Real World’ to Red Hook; No Tears Shed at Belltel?

Right now no one seems to know where “The Real World” is going to be filming in Brooklyn. The latest rumor, c/o Curbed, is that MTV is set on Red Hook. If the show is indeed throwing over Downtown’s Belltel Lofts, the president of the condo’s board seems to think that might be fine and dandy for the building’s image. Per a message the board prez wrote on the Belltel Google Groups Blog:

The penthouse apts they were planning to shoot the “RW” in were incomplete as the building has been opening in phases starting with the lower floors. MTV wanted to renovate the apts to their own specifications but unfortunately have not started working on the penthouse construction sites because they have a problem getting their permits from the city for the work they need to do on time, so it looks like they are leaving the building to meet their shooting schedule into a building which has been completed since 2006 but has difficulty selling. MTV will retain some space for production. We hope you all feel that this decision will only put our building in a more upscale and prestigious position. We will keep you posted if the situation changes.

The reader who forwarded us the message writes: “I’m still wondering what she means by ‘a more upscale and prestigious position.’” Things that make you go hmmm…
Real World Brooklyn Going to Carroll Gardens Red Hook! [Curbed]
Belltel/Real World Marriage on the Rocks? [Brownstoner]
Real World pic from MTV Music

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