Clearly based on NYU, the University of New York served as the setting for Felicity Porter's (Keri Russell) ascent into adulthood after moving across the country. Just like NYU, UNY is located in Greenwich Village, and was almost as important of a character as Felicity herself.
Following her high school graduation, Felicity blows off Stanford for UNY after a classmate signs her yearbook saying he wished he got to know her. It was clearly a horrible decision, but it made for four seasons worth"
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"Episode Title: Spooked
Ben and Felicity are robbed at gunpoint in his loft, after what they begin hanging out, and Ben finally confides in Felicity. The two make arrangements for Halloween, but when Ben completely ignores Felicity during the party, she accuses him of pushing her away because he has trouble talking to people after sharing personal recollections with them. Julie and Zach continue hanging out, and after a kiss, Julie decides to begin seeing him.
When the show dropped in ratings during its second season, The WB decided to cancel the show. Not only did fans rally for the show to return by showing up in front of the station but the stars themselves showed up to lend their support. After a massive Internet and letter campaign, The WB agreed to renew the show. The show went on to have two more seasons before it ended."
"In the fourth season, Felicity is suddenly given a chance (by reasons not explained) to go back in time to redo the Noel/Ben choice and then live with the consequences. Most people hated it, but I loved this storyline. (Mostly because Noel was the best choice.)"
"Felicity: Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.
Felicity: Anyway, in my closet, I found this thing on my wall. It's a list of all the people who lived in this room before me -- it went back to 1968. Randall Clark... Melissa Stone... Keith Bradshaw... Patty Tagliabue... I mean these names, these people I never heard of... you know, I just started wondering. I wonder where they are today, you know? How much they remember of their freshman year? I wonder if they'"