Gossip Girl Countdown: 7 Days to Go! The Cast (Hearts) New York

04/15/2008 AT 12:00 AM EDT

Is it Central Park? Brooklyn? The fans? The thousands of restaurants?

Chace Crawford, Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Ed Westwick, Penn Badgley and Taylor Momsen tell PEOPLE why they love filming their hit show in the Big Apple.

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