Reel Estate

Got the day off? Catch up on our favorite new NYC TV shows

By Virginia K. Smith | September 5, 2016 - 9:59AM 

We're taking this Monday off for the holiday weekend, and hope you are too. But if you've had your fill of barbecue and soaked up enough sun, we've got some recommended viewing, in the form of recent NYC-based shows that showcase our city's real estate. (Admittedly, with varying degrees of reality.)

  • The Get Down: Baz Luhrmann's Netflix extravangza shows a fantastical version of the Bronx in the '70s, from the disco boom to the creation of hip hop to, yes, the borough's troubled housing situation. Oh, and with a few grand, abandoned mansions thrown in along the way for good measure.
  • The Night Of:  If you're not caught up on HBO's NYC-centric murder mystery, we'd recommend it for the real estate alone, which covers everything from suburban-style Queens housing to a luxe (if poorly decorated) Upper West Side townhouse.
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, season 2: Another option for the Netflix lovers, the second season of Tina Fey's latest project turns a reliably sharp eye on city life, skewering everything from Airbnb to upscale street art to Robert Durst.
  • The Real Housewives of New YorkThe current, just wrapped season of RHONY is predictably high drama, but unsurprisingly, our favorite moments over the years have all been related to the ladies' apartments (and Hamptons houses).
  • BillionsIs anyone surprised that in a show about a crooked hedge fund manager, the purchase of a $63 million Hamptons house became a key plot point?
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