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Rami Malik and Christian Slater in USA's 'Mr. Robot'
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Mr. Robot: Mapping the USA Series' NYC Filming Locations

See where Elliot, Mr. Robot, and the rest of the fsociety crew hang out in the five boroughs

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Rami Malik and Christian Slater in USA’s ‘Mr. Robot’
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Mr. Robot is one of the most—if not the most—visually stunning shows currently on TV. Creator/director Sam Esmail's unorthodox camera angles and stark wide shots set an unsettling mood in line with the mental state of the show's main character, a disturbed, drug-addled hacker named Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek).

But aside from Elliot and the various other tech geniuses, dastardly CEOs, and untrustworthy imaginary friends that populate Mr. Robot's world, the show's other protagonist is New York City. Esmail & Co. film on location in visually arresting spots all over the city, from the shiny megatowers of midtown to the boardwalks of Coney Island to the outer reaches of Queens.

You may not encounter E Corp ads or fsociety graffiti tags in the real world, but there are still plenty of IRL locales New Yorkers can visit to get a glimpse into Mr. Robot's gorgeous, paranoid hackerscape. And check back as we add more locations in the weeks to come. (Beware: Spoilers ahead.)

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Church Avenue subway station

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Elliot has his first proper conversation with Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) on the cruddy platform of the Church Avenue F/G station in Kensington. (Confusingly, Mr. Robot announces that they're waiting for the Q to take it out to Brooklyn, but whatever.)

Deno's Wonder Wheel

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"You like Ferris wheels?" In the pilot, Mr. Robot takes Elliot up on a weirdly deserted Wonder Wheel and, over the creak of the sliding cars, explains fsociety's plan.

Trump SoHo New York

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E Corp's interiors, with their stark white textured ceilings, are fittingly (or ironically?) shot inside a luxury hotel owned by the king of the one percent. We shudder to think how well Trump and Tyrell Wellick (Martin Wallström) would get along.

135 East 57th Street

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This 31-story skyscraper serves as the exterior for E Corp (a.k.a. Evil Corp), the dastardly conglomerate at the center of Mr. Robot. The imposing circular structure at the entrance adds to the all-powerful conspiracy vibes.

655 Third Avenue

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The Durst Organization's gleaming glass tower at 655 Third Avenue stands in as the location for Allsafe Cybersecurity, where Elliot works at the start of the series.

Eldorado Bumper Cars & Arcade

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The cursed arcade where fsociety sets up its secret Coney Island headquarters is abandoned and dilapidated in the show. The real Eldorado Arcade, however, is very much up and running—no hacked servers to be found.

Pierre Loti

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Elliot stalks his therapist, Krista (Gloria Reuben) and her date to this midtown wine bar. The dirt Elliot uncovers on her boyfriend is less than romantic, but the setting is still pretty dreamy.

217 East Broadway

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Elliot and Shayla the drug dealer (Frankie Shaw) both call this strikingly red Lower East Side tenement building home. The now-shuttered Bo Hai Dumpling Town occupies the basement floor.

Think Coffee

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The Greenwich Village location of this NYC coffee chain serves as “Ron’s Coffee” in Mr. Robot’s gloves-off opening scene: when Elliot confronts a child-porn kingpin and establishes himself as the hacker-vigilante we know and worry about.

Times Square

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Though Mr. Robot often sticks to the outskirts of the city, some of the show's most memorable scenes take place in the center of all the bright lights and gleaming advertisements in Times Square. It's here that masked rioters gather to celebrate in the Season 1 finale after fsociety's hack goes down, and Elliot does battle with his hallucinations.

Queens Plaza South

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After Tyrell Wellick gets a piece of disappointing news at the office, he pays off a homeless man for the privilege of using him like a human punching bag, standing under the train tracks in this desolate Long Island City locale. Eesh.

Raccoon Lodge (closed)

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You can unfortunately no longer visit this beloved Tribeca dive bar where Elliot and Mr. Robot debrief over appletinis, as it closed its doors in June. We can’t help but wonder if E Corp is somehow to blame.

Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk

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If you’re going to get in a heated discussion with your malevolent imaginary friend, it’s probably best not to do it while perched on a high railing. It’s here on the boardwalk, looking out over the ocean just south of Stillwell Avenue, that Mr. Robot shoves Elliot over the edge onto the rocks below.

Redstone Rocket Lunchpad

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This unadorned LIC pizza joint is the site of Elliot and Shayla’s last rendezvous, after she’s kidnapped by drug kingpin Vera’s goons but before she meets her untimely end. Not the best date spot, probably.

Bertelsmann Building

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This sleek, soaring skyscraper is where E Corp holds a reception for newly appointed CTO Scott Knowles (Brian Stokes Mitchell)—and where an unhinged Tyrell strangles his nemesis’s wife, Sharon (Michele Hicks) to death on the roof. Hell of a view.

Queens Museum

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Where did Elliot go? When he goes on walkabout following his discovery of Mr. Robot’s true identity, Darlene (Carly Chaikin) and Angela (Portia Doubleday) seek him out at one of his favorite spots: overlooking the Queens Museum’s iconic “The Panorama of the City of New York.”

L.K. Bennett

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After newly minted an E Corp employee Angela witnesses the grisly suicide of her boss, the CEO gives her a wad of cash with which to buy new, less blood-stained high heels. She winds up at this posh Upper East Side store, coolly demanding Pradas from a horrified employee.

Brooklyn College

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The eminently academia-looking East Quad of this Flatbush campus is where Darlene approaches fellow hacker Trenton (Sunita Mani) and convinces her to return to fsociety.

'Love Vandal' Mural

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British street artist Nick Walker created a towering image of a man in a bowler hat spray-painting the heart into I <3 NY over this parking lot near Union Square. It’s where Elliot wakes up in Tyrell’s SUV following fsociety’s successful hack, with no memory of how he got there.

Charging Bull statue

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There’s no more potent symbol of Wall Street capitalism than Arturo Di Modica’s Charging Bull, so naturally some less-than-sophisticated scions of the fsociety revolution decide to slice off its testicles with a buzzsaw. Long live…something.

Battery Park

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When Darlene attempts to boost fsociety’s profile in the Season 2 premiere, her ransom demands lead to a hallucinatory moment at the bottom of Manhattan. Wearing fsociety’s Monopoly man mask, E Corp CTO Scott Knowles sets fire to millions of dollars in cash right on the sidewalk, with the World Trade Center looming overhead.

Paphos Diner

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In the shadow of the train tracks at Broadway Junction in Highland Park, this 24-hour diner is called the Extreme Junction Diner in the show. It’s where a hiding-from-the-world Elliot and his new buddy Leon (Joey Bada$$) eat for every meal and discuss the philosophy of Seinfeld. (Think of it as Tom’s 2.0.)

Love Lane

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The show frequently films in Brooklyn Heights, so it's no surprise that this tiny thoroughfare just off of Henry Street popped up in a recent episode.

NYC subway

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While it's difficult to tell exactly which subway this scene from the latest Mr. Robot episode—with Eliot and Cisco having a conversation—was filmed, it's clearly one of the MTA's newer, slightly nicer cars.

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Church Avenue subway station

Elliot has his first proper conversation with Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) on the cruddy platform of the Church Avenue F/G station in Kensington. (Confusingly, Mr. Robot announces that they're waiting for the Q to take it out to Brooklyn, but whatever.)

Deno's Wonder Wheel

"You like Ferris wheels?" In the pilot, Mr. Robot takes Elliot up on a weirdly deserted Wonder Wheel and, over the creak of the sliding cars, explains fsociety's plan.

Trump SoHo New York

E Corp's interiors, with their stark white textured ceilings, are fittingly (or ironically?) shot inside a luxury hotel owned by the king of the one percent. We shudder to think how well Trump and Tyrell Wellick (Martin Wallström) would get along.

135 East 57th Street

This 31-story skyscraper serves as the exterior for E Corp (a.k.a. Evil Corp), the dastardly conglomerate at the center of Mr. Robot. The imposing circular structure at the entrance adds to the all-powerful conspiracy vibes.

655 Third Avenue

The Durst Organization's gleaming glass tower at 655 Third Avenue stands in as the location for Allsafe Cybersecurity, where Elliot works at the start of the series.

Eldorado Bumper Cars & Arcade

The cursed arcade where fsociety sets up its secret Coney Island headquarters is abandoned and dilapidated in the show. The real Eldorado Arcade, however, is very much up and running—no hacked servers to be found.

Pierre Loti

Elliot stalks his therapist, Krista (Gloria Reuben) and her date to this midtown wine bar. The dirt Elliot uncovers on her boyfriend is less than romantic, but the setting is still pretty dreamy.

217 East Broadway

Elliot and Shayla the drug dealer (Frankie Shaw) both call this strikingly red Lower East Side tenement building home. The now-shuttered Bo Hai Dumpling Town occupies the basement floor.

Think Coffee

The Greenwich Village location of this NYC coffee chain serves as “Ron’s Coffee” in Mr. Robot’s gloves-off opening scene: when Elliot confronts a child-porn kingpin and establishes himself as the hacker-vigilante we know and worry about.

Times Square

Though Mr. Robot often sticks to the outskirts of the city, some of the show's most memorable scenes take place in the center of all the bright lights and gleaming advertisements in Times Square. It's here that masked rioters gather to celebrate in the Season 1 finale after fsociety's hack goes down, and Elliot does battle with his hallucinations.

Queens Plaza South

After Tyrell Wellick gets a piece of disappointing news at the office, he pays off a homeless man for the privilege of using him like a human punching bag, standing under the train tracks in this desolate Long Island City locale. Eesh.

Raccoon Lodge (closed)

You can unfortunately no longer visit this beloved Tribeca dive bar where Elliot and Mr. Robot debrief over appletinis, as it closed its doors in June. We can’t help but wonder if E Corp is somehow to blame.

Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk

If you’re going to get in a heated discussion with your malevolent imaginary friend, it’s probably best not to do it while perched on a high railing. It’s here on the boardwalk, looking out over the ocean just south of Stillwell Avenue, that Mr. Robot shoves Elliot over the edge onto the rocks below.

Redstone Rocket Lunchpad

This unadorned LIC pizza joint is the site of Elliot and Shayla’s last rendezvous, after she’s kidnapped by drug kingpin Vera’s goons but before she meets her untimely end. Not the best date spot, probably.

Bertelsmann Building

This sleek, soaring skyscraper is where E Corp holds a reception for newly appointed CTO Scott Knowles (Brian Stokes Mitchell)—and where an unhinged Tyrell strangles his nemesis’s wife, Sharon (Michele Hicks) to death on the roof. Hell of a view.

Queens Museum

Where did Elliot go? When he goes on walkabout following his discovery of Mr. Robot’s true identity, Darlene (Carly Chaikin) and Angela (Portia Doubleday) seek him out at one of his favorite spots: overlooking the Queens Museum’s iconic “The Panorama of the City of New York.”

L.K. Bennett

After newly minted an E Corp employee Angela witnesses the grisly suicide of her boss, the CEO gives her a wad of cash with which to buy new, less blood-stained high heels. She winds up at this posh Upper East Side store, coolly demanding Pradas from a horrified employee.

Brooklyn College

The eminently academia-looking East Quad of this Flatbush campus is where Darlene approaches fellow hacker Trenton (Sunita Mani) and convinces her to return to fsociety.

'Love Vandal' Mural

British street artist Nick Walker created a towering image of a man in a bowler hat spray-painting the heart into I <3 NY over this parking lot near Union Square. It’s where Elliot wakes up in Tyrell’s SUV following fsociety’s successful hack, with no memory of how he got there.

Charging Bull statue

There’s no more potent symbol of Wall Street capitalism than Arturo Di Modica’s Charging Bull, so naturally some less-than-sophisticated scions of the fsociety revolution decide to slice off its testicles with a buzzsaw. Long live…something.

Battery Park

When Darlene attempts to boost fsociety’s profile in the Season 2 premiere, her ransom demands lead to a hallucinatory moment at the bottom of Manhattan. Wearing fsociety’s Monopoly man mask, E Corp CTO Scott Knowles sets fire to millions of dollars in cash right on the sidewalk, with the World Trade Center looming overhead.

Paphos Diner

In the shadow of the train tracks at Broadway Junction in Highland Park, this 24-hour diner is called the Extreme Junction Diner in the show. It’s where a hiding-from-the-world Elliot and his new buddy Leon (Joey Bada$$) eat for every meal and discuss the philosophy of Seinfeld. (Think of it as Tom’s 2.0.)

Love Lane

The show frequently films in Brooklyn Heights, so it's no surprise that this tiny thoroughfare just off of Henry Street popped up in a recent episode.

NYC subway

While it's difficult to tell exactly which subway this scene from the latest Mr. Robot episode—with Eliot and Cisco having a conversation—was filmed, it's clearly one of the MTA's newer, slightly nicer cars.