The denizens of Coney Island, trying ever so hard to retain the area's hardscrabble charm in the face of massive redevelopment spearheaded by both the city and private developers, will probably not be fans of this Vanity Fair photo of the cast of Gossip Girl traipsing down the boardwalk, the Parachute Jump hazy like a distant memory. It could almost be an advertisement for the proposed Coney of new?evening wear flowing, skinny ties flapping in the breeze, champagne replacing de rigueur large beers from Nathan's. Glorious, isn't it? Oh, and we totally cropped Vanessa out of the photo because, WTF, she's so not a part of the main cast!
· Bright Young Hollywood [VF]