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New York in Reel Life

by staff, 07/31/2012

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  • The Godfather (1972)
    What happens: Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) comes to lead his brutal family business in this film, more or less universally recognized as a classic.
    Notable spots: The Corleone mansion, a real house, is located in Staten Island. Michael and his fiancée, Kay, stay at The St. Regis. Among many other important locations in the film are St. Patrick's Old Cathedral (below) and the New York State Supreme Court Building on Foley Square.
    Pro tip: The fictitious oil-import company Genco Olive Oil (where Vito Corleone's attempted assassination took place) was located at 128 Mott Street. That's a real building, but it's no longer considered Little Italy. These days, it's Chinatown.

    Buy it on DVD.

    St. Patrick's Old Cathedral
    Photo: Will Steacy

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