As technology has expanded to where everyone holds a small computer in their hands, so has the scope of war. War is no longer between armies carrying various weapons, war is now online. Soldiers are no longer defined by camouflage or nation’s flag, but can be anyone with a computer and an Internet connection. Hackers, for the most part, have not been shown realistically on TV. They type at speeds that would make Road Runner catch whiplash and their skills are treated more like magic, because audiences aren’t expected to understand hacker culture. Sam Esmail, creator of the new USA cyber-drama Mr. Robot set in New York City knows that, so he wanted to make something more authentic.
Here are film locations featured in Mr. Robot since season 1 starting with the most recent episodes. For season 1 location jump forward here.
1. Cortlandt Alley
Picking up after the season 2 finale cliffhanger, Elliott, who has been shot by Tyrell Wellick is taken to an apartment to recuperate following surgery. Angela is there, under instructions by the Dark Army to look after him. When Elliott realizes what is going on, he hobbles back to his apartment and finds Darlene there, who we assume is now an informant for the FBI.
Elliott needs to get access to the internet so Darlene takes him to a two level, loft hacker space. The exterior of the hacker space is shot on Cortlandt Alley, a popular film location in Chinatown/Tribeca seen in shows like Gotham and much more. This particular stretch of Cortlandt Alley is between White and Warren Street.
When Darlene and Elliott leave the hackerspace, they emerge from the building at 70 White Street, at the corner of Cortlandt Alley.