There is an excitement in the air as parts of New York State are currently featured in season 2 of the HBO series 'The Gilded Age'. Hollywood has arrived in the Capital Region. Several notable landmarks are on display in this period piece, starring Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon and others.

According to Townsquare Media HBO spent a few weeks, in August of 2022, North of Manhattan filming in Albany, Cohoes and Troy. Let's take a look at some of the results.

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According to the Cohoes Music Hall Facebook page, the historic theatre was featured in Season 2 Episode 3 "Head to Head". This music hall is the perfect location for "The Gilded Age" as the venue opened nearly 150 years ago (November 1874).

In 2022 I took a ride to Troy, NY to see if there were any lights, cameras or action. What I found was movie magic. Sections of Troy have been transformed from 2022 back to the 1800's. Scroll through the pictures below to see before and after of the stores, restaurants and landmarks of Troy.

As I looked around I realized that places such as No Fun and Curated Phases were gone! Well, they are still there but for a day or so, one has been turned into Donoghue House while the other will become Dewees Brothers Clothier. Does this business look familiar?

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Watch Season 2 of The Gilded Age Saturday's on HBO and see a bank turned into a bridal shop and a travel agency become an insurance agency. Even Troy Music Hall is being dressed up with red, white and blue bunting and 2nd Street is now cobblestone.

The Gilded Age Filming Locations, Troy, NY

See the before and after pictures of the buildings, businesses and landmarks that went from Troy, NY in 2022 to Manhattan in the 1800's. All of this in preparation for HBO's The Gilded Age Season 2.

Gallery Credit: Karolyi

Pictures from Gilded Age Season 2 - Filming on State Street in Albany

Gallery Credit: Brian Cody TSM

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