“As far as I know, they’ll be filming here, “a production assistant told Metro New York, while Pier 41’s proprietor “said he signed a waiver of confidentiality and declined to speak,” according to the paper.
The space the show was planning to occupy, the penthouse of the BellTel Lofts, which has been advertising its connection to the show. But according to Brownstoner, the president of its association wrote online that construction delays (pictures here) led the show to bail on the building, although production will use some space:
“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.”
BellTel Lofts Penthouse [Real World Houses]
‘Real World’ to Red Hook; No Tears Shed at Belltel? [Brownstoner]
Real World Brooklyn Building May Change & Exclusive Construction Photos [MM Agency]