Posted in NYC | TV | music on June 3, 2008

Bell Tell

It's official: MTV's "The Real World" reality show is coming to the BellTel lofts building on Willoughby Street in Downtown Brooklyn. [The Brooklyn Paper]

---

      

Comments (39)

seriously, no one should bother getting worked up about this. i lived in philly when they filmed the real world there & the kids just got spit at and heckled. nothing exciting, just sort of uncomfortable for everyone involved.

Posted by sarah | June 3, 2008 9:24 AM

bakery and grocery store across the street.
this is gonna be funny. haha
real world has never been so ghetto.
a corner goddamn store, on the real world! haha.

but the whole "muscular fat dude and blonde girl with big tits and brunette girl with no tits but a big ass and (as much as i hate the cliche expression) the token black guy, etc" formula is tired and they should AT LEAST have chosen some interesting people.

guys.. i'm not gonna lie. i'm curious about how this will all turn out.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2008 9:24 AM

I heard their 'job' is going to be interning for todd p and showpaper.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2008 9:35 AM

Ick, I'm sorry, but that neighborhood is still boring and gross.

Posted by Anonymouse | June 3, 2008 9:35 AM

I'm willing to bet that MTV has seen a consistent decline in ratings in New York over the last couple of seasons. I'm also willing to bet that those ratings will be significantly higher because of this decision.

Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2008 9:35 AM

come on, i thought the only place that matters was willy B-- or maybe you know the area right by NYU.
all you suckers can suck my taint

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2008 10:02 AM

aw my old neighborhood
thank god pluto and gourmet kitchen are already gone
i think i'd cry if i saw them on tv

oh man they might aswell have put it in manhattan
can't they just take the a or r right down the street and manhattan is the next stop right?

and that's philly knowing the kids in brooklyn in that area these days they'll probably just ignore the cameras either cuz they really don't care, or they can't bare to show that they do

in that area i doubt that the willyb hipster type will have much to worry about crashing that scene will be harder to get to then living in manhattan

i doubt they'll walk those blocks for the G
and god forbid transfers... or buses! eep

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2008 10:13 AM

the Belltale lofts are on bridge street, this is fancy downtown brooklyn, not Williamsburg, and not the ghetto. just to clarify...

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2008 10:13 AM

yeah by where all that high rise activity is going on by that donald trump of BK

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2008 10:18 AM

that's boring. williamsburg would have been fun.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2008 10:24 AM

to pick up ratings, they should have combined two reality shows - say, Real World meets When Animals Attack.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2008 10:26 AM

stop reporting about this bullshit. It is really stupid and mainstream and no one cares. real world isn't real. it sucks.

Posted by Narayan | June 3, 2008 10:29 AM

agreed
now it's just real world: new york 3

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2008 10:29 AM

Wow, that show is still on?

I loved the hell out of the first one in NYC. What was that, 1990 or something?

www.stevenstarkmusic.com


Posted by Steven | June 3, 2008 10:35 AM

WHERE'S MY MAMA, HURRY UP!

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2008 10:46 AM

ya, i thought this was a music blog.

but seriously, where do i sign up for this shit. free rent and shit!!!!!

do they pay for my drugs, too, or what?

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2008 10:48 AM

the concept was always garbage. if they wanted to make it "real" they would have dropped them off at port authority with 200 dollars in their pocket, now thats reality.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2008 10:48 AM

i mean it seams like a pretty good concept
for it to kick off and continue
though ofcourse now there isn't any substance to it
but hey you gotta do what gives ratings
i think they see that the one trick pony of debauchery has gotten steal
so they have to go to new york cuz that's where it get's "real" and ppl start talking about race...
we'll see
i was really just looking for the same shtick of debauchery but just seeing it with hipsters
cuz they're funnier
but perhaps not

i wish i had known i would tried to get on and played a hipster slut so well

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2008 10:59 AM

this post is worthless.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2008 11:05 AM

the "same shtick of debauchery" is what ruined a decent show. i repeat, a DECENT show.
let's hope there SOME of sort change this time around.
it got tiring seeing non-intellectuals on the show.
and by that, i don't mean fucking scientists and people who have read 10,000 novels and counting, but non-idiots. people that understand the world in one way or another.

in other words, intelligent people.

no chance, i know.
but that's why the show is horrible.
being born in brooklyn, this is still gonna be funny to watch.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2008 11:11 AM

no intelligent people would ever agree to go on the real world now. who would ever hire someone who was seen for 6 months wasted infront of the whole country.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2008 11:36 AM

whatever Mtv still blows

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2008 12:00 PM

Hopefully, they'll all get stabbed/ beaten.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2008 12:26 PM

this is REAL and not for play. ima vote OBAMA way. we hood we votin and throwin it up

Posted by broski | June 3, 2008 12:31 PM

"I heard their 'job' is going to be interning for todd p and showpaper."

*I* heard their job will be interning for BV! Look for them to take over from Black Bubblegum, Showtrotta, etc.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2008 12:32 PM

i hear jack johnson lives in that building

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2008 12:35 PM

12:28

hahah classic skit.
"Correction:... I had sex with Katie"

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2008 12:47 PM

"that's boring. williamsburg would have been fun."

ha ha ha

there have been about 10 seasons of "The Real World" going on all over williamsburg. just MTV hasn't been filming it.
i've met a shit load of kids living in lofts that are subsidized by their folks so they can learn how to play their rock n' roll guitar- or fiddle about with their macs making up "beats"

i'm scared

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2008 1:50 PM

cant wait to beat the shit out of these fools on willoughby. thats my street kids - watch yo neck

Posted by sam C | June 3, 2008 1:56 PM

oh please whatever you know you'll never touch the hipster kids
only kids who you are comfortable with that they won't make any noise about
like the kids you grew up with

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2008 2:27 PM

i would watch this but I cant afford cable.

Posted by nick | June 3, 2008 3:13 PM

Someone please make this like that episode of Mission Hill! I'm exhiled out west or I would. I'm begging you guys to get into the house and write "Penis" on all the mirrors.

Posted by Fill | June 3, 2008 4:50 PM

david byrne is on the cast this year

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2008 10:42 PM

tunde abimpe is part of the cast too.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2008 10:55 PM

why does everyone think the really 'real' roommates will be hipsters? or even hip? theyre going to be bros and hoes with southern accents and alcoholism. I CANT WAIT.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2008 12:50 AM

this is going to be the best season ever.

i would pay money to watch drunken southern fratboys beat the piss out of whiny hipsters. great television.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2008 1:18 AM

because the producer said that this season he's hoping to talk about real issues and go for a change
and i mean who best spewes "real" conversation then hipsters
i mean there has to be serious damaged done to create such masochistic, egotistical beings

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2008 8:04 AM

Leave a Comment