04/21/2008 AT 12:00 AM EDT
Move over, Carrie Bradshaw: New York City has fallen in love with a new TV show -- Gossip Girl
. The obsession becomes official this week, as the stars of the hit CW show strip down to their underwear for the sexy cover of New York
magazine, which declares it the "Best. Show. Ever." The cast members talk about living it up in Manhattan while filming the series -- and we find out that the apartment for real-life roommates Chace Crawford
and Ed Westwick
looks like "any apartment shared by guys in their twenties, with scant furniture and video games and food-encrusted dishes." Crawford also reflects on the media craziness that came with his dating Carrie Underwood
: "I wasn't ready for all that craziness. I didn't realize what that was going to entail." (See the rest of the story here.
Star Penn Badgley
observes to New York
: "The psychology of celebrity is such a weird and new thing. I think the last time treated anybody else like this was demigods like in the time of ancient Greece. That was absurd then, and it's even more absurd now."
New York magazine