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Bloomberg Announces 'Gossip Girl Day' In New York: Penn Badgley Wears '99 Percent' Shirt (PHOTOS)


First Posted: 01/26/2012 6:24 pm Updated: 01/26/2012 6:27 pm

Mayor Bloomberg loves loves loves it when TV shows and movies are filmed in New York. No surprise then that Thursday Hizzoner bestowed an unusual honor upon one Gotham-based program-- proclaiming January 26th in New York Gossip Girl Day, in celebration of the show's 100th episode.

Look! Bloomberg even XOXO'd a tweet:

And for a show fixated on the swanky lives of the decidedly 1 percent, actor and heartthrob Penn Badgley 'occupied' the stage at the presser for the award Thursday, wearing a "We are the 99 percent" t-shirt.

(Meanwhile, 26 of Badgley's comrades were being arrested during a protest in Brooklyn.)

Priceless photos of Bloomberg and the Gossip cast below:

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  • Bloomberg & Gossip Girl Cast

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during a news conference at Silvercup Studios to congratulate the cast and crew of popular New York-based television show Gossip Girl on their 100th episode, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, in the Queens borough of New York. The Mayor revealed a proclamation announcing Jan. 26 as Gossip Girl Day in New York City. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

  • Michael Bloomberg, Blake Lively, Ed Westwick

  • Bloomberg & Gossip Girl Cast

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and "Gossip Girl" cast members, left to right, Kelly Rutherford, Blake Lively, Penn Badgley, Matthew Settle and Kaylee DeFor attend a press event in celebration of the 100th episode of "Gossip Girl", in New York, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

  • Michael Bloomberg, Blake Lively, Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick, Kelly Rutherford

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and "Gossip Girl" cast members, left to right, Ed Westwick, Kelly Rutherford, Blake Lively and Penn Badgley attend a press event in celebration of the 100th episode of "Gossip Girl", in New York, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

  • Bloomberg & Badgley

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg holds a press event in celebration of the 100th episode of "Gossip Girl", in New York, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

  • Michael Bloomberg, Ed Westwick

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, right, and "Gossip Girl" cast member Ed Westwick attend a press event in celebration of the 100th episode of "Gossip Girl", in New York, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

  • Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg holds a special "Made in NY" t-shirt given to him during a news conference at Silvercup Studios after congratulating the cast and crew of popular New York-based television show Gossip Girl on their 100th episode, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, in the Queens borough of New York. The Mayor revealed a proclamation announcing Jan. 26 as Gossip Girl Day in New York City. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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