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Gilmore girls' guide to NYC: Spots Lorelai and Rory would probably hang out

The chances of the Gilmore girls actually moving to NYC are slim.

Rory and Lorelai have small-town charm (and caffeine) running through their veins. They rarely leave Connecticut, making them pretty much strangers to the city.

Need proof? Just take a look back at this exchange between Rory and Jess when she went to visit him in Manhattan in the second season.

“I’m no stranger to the Big Apple.” — Rory

“You are if you’re calling it the Big Apple.” — Jess

If they ever decided to leave Stars Hollow for a weekend trip -- never a permanent move -- here’s where they’d probably hang out in the city.

The Strand

Rory would be in heaven. The only thing
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Rory would be in heaven. The only thing that would be able to lure the literary maven from the racks would probably be the site of Jess, Dean or Logan walking by. Other than that, Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway, Manhattan, would be a total time-suck for the Gilmore, especially once she discovered the lower-level record collection.

Tom’s

We can picture it now: Lorelai singing
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We can picture it now: Lorelai singing "Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega every time she drops in for a burger or a cup of coffee. Similar to Luke's, it has been family-owned for decades, which would probably be that ounce of small-town charm Lorelai and Rory would cling to. They may even end up liking Tom's, 782 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, better once they experience the freedom of being allowed to use their cellphones in the diner.

Café Grumpy

A Gilmore is never far away from a
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A Gilmore is never far away from a good coffee backup. If Lorelai and Rory weren't feeling Tom's -- say Lorelai caused a neighborhood uproar of some sort -- they'd grab their fourth cup of the morning at the original Café Grumpy, 193 Meserole Ave. in Brooklyn. The name would remind them of Luke himself, if the coffee alone didn't.

Brooklyn Flea

OK, in comparison to the size of the
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OK, in comparison to the size of the first floor of Ms. Kim's house, Brooklyn Flea, 1 Hanson Place, may seem a bit overwhelming to Lorelai and Rory at first glance. But Lane's mom probably had nearly same amount of antiques, just crammed into a much smaller space. The flea market sure would have come in handy when the Independence Inn caught fire. Lorelai may not have had to hire a decorator (and end up fighting with Emily about it) for the Dragonfly with the Fort Greene market's vast vintage selection.

Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn

Alamo Drafthouse, 445 Albee Square, Brooklyn, may not
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Alamo Drafthouse, 445 Albee Square, Brooklyn, may not have a big red couch and a quirky theater attendant named Kirk like Stars Hollow's Black, White and Red Theater, but once Lorelai got wind of the drink list, she'd easily adjust. To appeal to Rory: An extensive list of burgers, shakes and snacks.

New York University

Rory may not have had NYU paraphernalia hanging
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Rory may not have had NYU paraphernalia hanging on her bedroom bulletin board in Stars Hollow, but she'd never pass up a chance to tour the historical campus if she was in Manhattan. She'd work her way into the Washington Square News office and reminisce about her days working on the Yale Daily News.

Generation Records

We can't be sure which record store Jess
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We can't be sure which record store Jess actually took Rory to during that impromptu trip to Manhattan. But since their day trip centered around Washington Square Park, it may as well have been Generation Records, 210 Thompson St., Manhattan. Whether she ends up with Jess or not, Rory wouldn't be able to resist heading back down memory lane.

Sephora

Since we can't imagine Taylor Doose actually ever
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Since we can't imagine Taylor Doose actually ever approving Lorelai's dream request of a Sephora being built within walking distance of the Dragonfly, she'd jump on the chance to visit the cosmetics store and stock up on her signature lipstick shade, Vicious Trollop.

Century 21

Rory might want to keep Lorelai away from
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Rory might want to keep Lorelai away from doing any big shopping in the city, but she'd most likely fail and end up having to return everything her mom bought at Century 21 a few hours later.

New York Public Library

Who knows, maybe Jess' book finally made it
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Who knows, maybe Jess' book finally made it onto the shelves of the New York Public Library, at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan. Even if her former (or current?) boyfriend's writing career didn't take off, Rory would still wander the library's reading rooms.

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