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The Real World will live in Red Hook instead

Red Hook

MTV isn’t talking about where it will film the 21st season of its “Real World” reality show, but in Red Hook, everyone knows the real deal.

The hardscrabble home of Fairway and the hot new Ikea is clearly ready for its close up now that MTV has confirmed that it had abandoned the BellTel Lofts building Downtown.

As The Brooklyn Paper reported last Thursday, sluggish renovations of the luxury condo led MTV to seek a new spot, this one on Pier 41 at Van Dyke Street. Greg O’Connell who owns Pier 41 admitted that he had “signed some papers,” but wouldn’t say more.

Others in the neighborhood gave far juicier details.

“They came in to ask us to sign a waiver last night,” said barista Claire Moore from the popular coffee hangout, Baked, on Van Brunt Street, adding that the producer was excited to find such a “cute” place to set a scene for laid-back Red Hook life…
[The Brooklyn Paper]

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