15. Greenpoint

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Chuck and his father go to “Elysian Fields,” a development parcel in Greenpoint that is a popular film location site in New York City (when one needs a waterfront site that looks appropriately undeveloped for either criminal or real estate purposes, or both). Chuck calls the vision “grandiose” and his father says “The name should invite dreams. This development is my legacy, hell, it’s your legacy. Generational wealth sonny, beyond you, beyond your kids even. As long as certain expedited approvals come through…and I’m counting on you for that.” His father is putting on the pressure for the attorney general race, while Chuck is facing pressure from Black Jack Foley who has plans to reveal Chuck’s S&M habit.

This large parcel of land sits on Bushwick Inlet, just north of Williamsburg next to the former Greenpoint Terminal Market. Halcyon Development plans to build three large buildings here. Billions never fails to produce story lines inspired by real-life people and events in New York City, although Chuck Sr. wants to build sixteen buildings.