New York : The must-see places of Mr Robot

A very gifted computer engineer suffering from social anxiety disorder, Elliot Alderson aspires to help bring down capitalism using his computer. Following the main character, lost somewhere between delusions and reality, Mr Robot plays with the viewer by inducing him or her to reflect on our hyper-connected society.

Eldorado Arcade

The Fsociety hackers set up their headquarters in this derelict amusement park building.  Actually this arcade still exists near Luna Park on Coney Island and is open for business.

Brooklyn Historical Society

If you want to meet the Dark Army, you’ve come to the right place!  Not sure though that you’ll find a hacker in this magnificent historical building erected in 1881 and home to several exhibitions on the history of Brooklyn.

Allsafe Security

At the beginning of season 1, the company where Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) works along with his childhood friend Angela Moss (Portia Doubleday) is composed of several buildings.  The inside is that of the hotel Trump SoHo while the exterior is that of the building just across from the Socony-Mobil Building, a beautiful 42-floor high-rise built in 1956. The metal facade is incredible.

Elliot Alderson’s apartment

It’s in this apartment that Elliot works wonders with his computer, but also where he takes drugs and has a liaison with Shayla (Frankie Shaw), his dealer.

Newtown Creek

Fernando Vera (Elliot Villar) brings Elliot here with the intention of executing him.  But there is an incredible turnaround in the situation… For your information this creek was for a long time one of the most polluted in the United States due to a lot of industrial waste.  Since, a lot has been done to clean it up.

Parking spot under Nick Walker’s “Love Vandal”

After having spent two days in his car, Elliot wakes up just under the street-art work of Nick Walker called “Love Vandal”.  His thinking is fuzzy but he does have the impression that he’s done something potentially very damaging. For street-art fans, Nick Walker is a formidable master.

Extreme Diner

At the beginning of season 2, we get to know some of Elliot’s routine habits. One of them is to meet his friend Leon (Joey Badass) every day at the Paphos diner.  This establishment is actually called the Extreme Junction Diner and the facade was repainted for the filming.

Cadman Plaza Park

Elliot challenges his father to a chess game every day on one of the tables in this nice park.  It houses the Brooklyn Memorial commemorating World War II. The great urban planner Robert Moses (1888-1981), whose vision revolutionized the city, wanted every district of New York to have a monument commemorating the victims of the 20th century’s Second World conflict.  His two sculptures “Victory” and “Family” were the tallest (7.3m) in New York at the time of the Park’s inauguration in 1951.

Marion Hopkinson Park

Elliot and his friend Leon go daily to the basketball courts in this park named after two American patriots.

Steeplechase Pier

This promenade along the seafront, just near Luna Park is the setting for the conversation between Elliot and Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) in one of the greatest moments of the series.

Queens County Criminal Court

 

Closed since 2002, Queens prison is the setting for one of the turning points in the series.  Do you know which one?

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