When Jones Beach was first built it was the only roadway to Jones Beach, and thus was called The Jones Beach causeway.) Take time for yourself and remember to sleep.

… He headed the Buick toward the causeway that would take him over the water from Long Beach to the parkways on the other side of Jones Beach.

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Nope, nope, nope and nope – it was shot at the toll booth of the then College of Staten Island (now Petrides School) on Ocean Terrace, off the SI Expressway, not far from the house used as the residence of the Godfather in the movie, a few blocks up off Ocean Terrace. That’s is why we don’t have motorcycle-Arty, The fact that no one has ridden a motorcycle in this series yet is fucking cruelty. Upload Create. There is no obvious place it was, the Loop Toll isn’t the causeway either, but its closer to them. Search, discover and share your favorite Vito Corleone GIFs. The murder is believed to have taken place in the book in the late 1940’s, although in the scene can be heard the radio call from Bobby Thompson’s famous home run game of 1951. Pretty dam funny looking back. When you approached the toll you could pay to head south to Jones Beach, or go north up onto the Meadowbrook Parkway away from the beach.

We also used to hang out there with bb guns to try and hit the RC planes that used to fly out there.

I seem to remember one toll booth or perhaps two, or someone (or two people) working out of both sides of one booth, the right side to veer right towards the road to Jones Beach, the left side to go towards the Meadowbrook. He also acted as a protector to his younger siblings, especially Connie due to the traditional fierce Sicilian affection for sisters. There were other tollbooths beside it, but they were staffed only during the day, for heavier traffic. Upon arriving at their new home in Long Beach, the Corleones fell victim to a group of conmen, who attempted to force Vito to pay to have them fix the boiler.

The common belief is that it happened near Point Lookout, since you have to pass through Point Lookout from where Sonny was coming. The painted highway lines were still there. Your body knows. I remember my Dad telling me he saw the filming, he was a Nassau County cop at the time at their testing site. Sonny, now enraged and acting as the Corleone family's Don, prepares for an all-out war against the Tattaglias unless they agree to turn over Sollozzo.

Susan, Also, do not walk close to walls. Found the stretch where it took place.

I can settle the debate definitively of where the tollbooth scene was shot (poor choice of words). Sonny believed that people who fought in the military were "saps" because they risk their lives for strangers who hated them anyway, and that "Your country ain't your blood.".

Hard to say yes. Puzo describes ‘several’ unmanned booths’, but the Loop parkway only had one. Oh yesss I love that movie! If they put you in the trunk kick out the headlights, 7. Jones Beach Map Circa 1940. As part of the NCC maintenance staff, he was actually on site during the filming of the scene. Santino 'Sonny' Corleone, Sr. is a fictional character from the novel and movie series The Godfather, where he was the eldest child of the Corleone family, known for his temper, compulsive aggression, and rash decisions. Was there for years 69-76. Santino 'Sonny' Corleone, Sr.is a fictional character from the novel and movie series The Godfather, where he was the eldest child of theCorleone family, known for his temper, compulsive aggression, and rash decisions. Call your father (or anyone you trust) and say “hey dad! As a teenager, Sonny witnessed the murders of both Fanucci and Henry Hagen by his father, and soon after became a stick-up artist along with his friend Bobby Corcoran and their gang. Irish Thugs during the Pacification of New York.

This scenes also reveals that Sonny introduced Carlo to Connie, and the rest of the family, which led to their marriage. Again, from the book, just after the killing But Blogger ‘Garrett’ at citynoise.org does a nice job of showing an exact location of an abandoned runway that is in existence today at Mitchell that looks to be correct. Sign Up. When he was 10, he met a homeless boy, Tom Hagen, who thereafter lived with the family. Anyway, I had no idea at the time that that is where they filmed the Godfather toll booth scene…I had always heard rumours about it growing up in the area, but now after seeing the pictures above I believe it. (tagging mutuals and people i follow to boost and repost this since i have 0 visibility, @rxdia @spideyyeet @allaboardthereadingrailroad @tcttenham @wkemeup @revengingbarnes @emotchalla @fitfootballers @nowthisnews @thelukealvez @peakyblinderswhore @quillvine). Sorry, but it was a long time ago and there has been a lot of construction in that area. And he describes Sonny as already being on the Jones Beach Causeway, the Loop comes before you get to the causeway. Bennett Field is also mentioned by other sources, including a site called District 9 which not only lists the location, but the filming date of June 22, 1971, and the cost of $100,000. Michael kills both Sollozzo and McCluskey, and is sent immediately to Sicily to wait out the inevitable crackdown on the Five Families. I agree with Hilary It was The Atlantic Beach Tolls. Coppola was familiar with this location, and you can see the Kellenberg TV tower in the background. I believe the tolls collected by that booth were to pay for the construction of the Loop roadway and that causeway bridge which I always managed to catch in the up position or about to go up.. There was no toll collected on the northbound Wantagh Causeway, so the intended scene had to be the Loop toll, which led to both Jones Beach (right lane) and the mainland/Southern State/NYC (left lane). Very interesting reading, especially to an old toll collector who worked on those Jones Beach access roads from 1952-1957, summers/weekends. First on our bikes, then on skateboards, and when we were older in our cars…The air strip used to also be the Nassau County Police testing track back in the day. However, Michael eventually talks him into it, arguing that since McCluskey is serving as Sollozzo's bodyguard, he is fair game. In Jenny Jones’ detailed non-fiction guide The Annotated Godfather she states the location of the hit to be Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn. As Sonny approaches a toll plaza, a number of Barzini's men emerge from the toll booths and car ahead of Sonny's with submachine guns and viciously gun him down after spraying his car with lead, forcing the wounded Sonny to make an attempt at a hasty retreat, but he is shot in the head whilst trying to escape. James Caan as Santino Sonny Corleone in “The Godfather”.

Keys around your knuckles is fine but you’ll need to get very close to do damage.

I remember the Loop Parkway tollbooths too from when I was a kid in the 1950s and into the 1960s. Where Was The Scene Shot? Since the second question does not rely on the interpretation of a fictitious novel, I thought I would deal with it first. I had no idea there was a runway right there. He showed me the exact spot where the booth scene was set up and filmed.

If you see someone in an uncomfortable or possibly dangerous situation, walk up to them and say “Betty, oh my god, I haven’t seen you in so long!”.

If anyone was there during those years,,, remember the parties in the quad/bushes. You Tube Link To Scene – Circa 1940 map of the area below. The only pieces of some of the original runways are located within the main parking lot at Nassau and small parts of Hofstra. Mitchell Field is correct or exactly where the Nassau Colliseum is today off Hempstead Turnpike. Cool stuff for sure, I so remember the first time I saw that scene and as a 7th grader I had to keep telling myself It’s not real-

You can see the small structure in this 1953 aerial shown below.

If you’d like help, fake a sneeze right now and I will come up to you and pretend we are friends.” This is a long note, but its an example. Soon afterwards, he became a capo in his father's family.

In the book he is in a Buick, in the movie it’s a Lincoln.


There was a tiny one car toll gate positioned on the Loop Parkway just before it terminates at the Meadowbrook Parkway not far from Point Lookout. Vito summarily impressed upon Sonny that he must be "the rapier, not the club". In fact, I remember at some point, looking at a map, and being surprised to learn that that stretch of road actually had an official name, “Loop Parkway”. Also seen in a background shot – cranes. Walk together to another station or away from where you are. In this picture (see the link below) I can clearly see at the left of the tollbooth cabin the “Nassau Veteran Memorial Coliseum”.

I grew up in Lido and passed through that toll booth a million times, first as a kid with my parents in the 1950s and then driving in the late 1960s.and yet it’s sort of a blur. Be safe.

If at one time a toll was there I have not been able to find evidence of it. The best GIFs are on GIPHY.

This quote reminds me of ‘The Godfather’. Also, the current toll bridge in Atlantic Beach didn’t open until 1952.

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