A few scenes take place in Dumbo, a neighborhood on the Brooklyn waterfront across from Lower Manhattan for those of you less familiar with New York City. First, the social gathering Zoya is invited to is happening at “Dumbo Club,” billed as the latest “it” private club. It’s clearly inspired by the real Dumbo House, the Brooklyn location of Soho House that’s located in Empire Stores. The interior is not filmed at Dumbo House (hence the name change) and appears to be a set.
We also see the real Empire Stores, a former coffee warehouse turned into multi-use commercial property that includes not only Dumbo House, but a food court, a museum outpost for Brooklyn History, and the corporate offices of West Elm. Zoya heads out of the party after a new Instagram post by Gossip Girl teases the potential admissions drama Zoya has inadvertently gotten herself into. Julien’s boyfriend, Ottie “Obie” Bergmann IV (played by Eli Brown) who hates the scene at Dumbo Club, walks Zoya out. Caught in the rain, they’re soaked and Obie offers her to dry off at his apartment, which is suggested to be just next to Empire Stores. The interior of Obie’s apartment also appears to be a set but looks heavily inspired by the architecture of Empire Stores, a filming location also used in Billions.