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'Gossip Girl' Blake Lively Films in East Village

By Patrick Hedlund | February 7, 2011 12:42pm

By Patrick Hedlund

DNAinfo News Editor

EAST VILLAGE — Film crews from the hit series "Gossip Girl" shot scenes at neighborhood landmark Veselka on Second Avenue Monday morning.

Actress Blake Lively was on hand for the shoot outside the 55-year-old restaurant at the corner of East 9th Street, as crowds gathered across the street to snap pictures.

The popular New York-based show has used the East Village as backdrop before, filming scenes on Avenue A last October, EV Grieve reported.