Like Julius Caesar or Napoleon, he was able to take block after city block with relative ease, gaining a reputation as one of the most brutal and vicious leaders and executioners in the eastern underworld, overshadowed only by his father's personal hitman Luca Brasi. Oh yesss I love that movie! It was absolutely shot at Mitchell Field. Irish Thugs during the Pacification of New York. I remember the Loop Parkway tollbooths too from when I was a kid in the 1950s and into the 1960s. guys pls pls pls reblog and girls pls pls pls be safe out there. Take time for yourself and remember to sleep. Don’t risk it. Log In. The best thing to do is to educate yourself and follow what they say in the various links. Jones Beach Map Circa 1940. I seem to remember two booths, may be faulty memory. Sonny was driving to Manhattan, not Brooklyn. Not positive that it’s still there today, but whenever Google photographed it, the same stretch was there. Very interesting reading, especially to an old toll collector who worked on those Jones Beach access roads from 1952-1957, summers/weekends. Later in the 1950s multiple, modern booths were constructed…now all gone. 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.". Keys around your knuckles is fine but you’ll need to get very close to do damage. Santino "Sonny" Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzo's 1969 novel The Godfather and its 1972 film adaptation. The only pieces of some of the original runways are located within the main parking lot at Nassau and small parts of Hofstra. The painted highway lines were still there. Walk with your keys in your hands and keep a key between each finger, 6. You can see the small structure in this 1953 aerial shown below. 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- There used to be buildings out there on pilings, I don’t know if they were fishing shacks or what they were but there were many. 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. Sonny was the oldest, most impulsive and violent of Vito's sons and, before Michael's rise to power, the most involved in the Corleone crime family. I was able to duplicate the camera angles which were used. A movie of the same name was made on her life and sacrifice in my country. 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.. This scene was indeed shot in Garden City. 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. He was dead at the age of thirty-one, two months short of his thirty-second birthday. BillRVC is right. Yep, I’m almost there, I’m sending you the route.” outloud. Was there for years 69-76. I made this google doc covering 14 different self defense tips and tricks. Sign Up. Sonny knew that Corcoran didn't attempt to kill Vito and was in fact trying to protect Vito by shooting Stevie Dwyer, Sonny killed Corcoran anyway. 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. ok, i just saw the godfather for the first time. Upload Create. There were other tollbooths beside it, but they were staffed only during the day, for heavier traffic. I haven’t seen much information about Neerja, so Im reblogging all the info I can find. 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). Part I « Cavs: The Blog, http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3664877568/tt0068646, https://www.google.com/maps/@40.6097151,-73.5508346,3a,75y,50.72h,62.79t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s_pD39v1kNKpz-AefIlxVvw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656. Search millions of user-generated GIFs Search millions of GIFs Search GIFs. I’ve been on that road between NCMC and the barn a quarter billion times. Locals always referred to it as “The Causeway”. Home Trending Popular Gaming Reactions Stickers Celebrities Sound Discover. 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. Perhaps, it was shot in more than one location. Wantagh Parkway Tolls, 1953 Sonny is furious at the decision, and he berates his brother for risking his life "for a bunch of strangers." Sonny, however, is not without a softer side. Find GIFs with the latest and newest hashtags! In The Godfather: The Game, Sonny had planned to eliminate Philip and John Tattaglia but they withdrew, and Sonny assigned Tessio to eliminate the family, using rising enforcer Aldo Trapani as a hitman. 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. I saw the spot with my own eyes and read an interview with Coppola where he mentioned that scene. While the Don does not want to enter the drug business, Sonny shows interest in the deal. did you live near sonny or vito, vicki or is it victoria? It might make more sense to go through the Atlantic Beach tolls to get to the city, but the book talks about Sony being headed to Jones Beach, on a causeway with not a single car in sight. (Maybe someone should ask Coppola who went to school at nearby Hofstra College.) No way he traveled all the was east from Atlantic Beach to go to the city. Hell, I may take a ride out there tomorrow and lie down on the same spot James Cann did. Michael, who had previously distanced himself from the family's criminal enterprise, volunteers to kill Sollozzo and his bodyguard, Captain McCluskey. The normal course of events in Sonny’s life was upturned, when Virgil Sollozzo came to Don Vito with an offer of entering the drug business, backed by the Tattaglia family. Sonny spared Carlo's life, as he could not bear to kill a helpless human being, and instead left him bruised and broken, with a warning that he would kill him if he ever hit Connie again. Who Should Run the Cavs? Required fields are marked *. 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. girls have to learn to view the world like international intelligence agents just to be safe walking down the street. If you get lost find a woman with a child. The man will most likely not follow. 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. I went to the College there and remember the road. But in 1952-1954, it was only a single booth, and in off hours could be handled by one collector, working both sides of the booth. Sorry, but it was a long time ago and there has been a lot of construction in that area. Clemenza taught Sonny how to shoot and use a garrote wire, but was disappointed when Sonny preferred using a gun to a strangulation wire. If she gets slightly confused, you can whisper and let her know you’re trying to help and that she should follow along. I mentioned this to my father who grew up in Freeport and lived in Long Beach for 60 years, and he was also unaware that that road was known by anything other than “The Causeway”. In retaliation, Tattaglia's partner and the Don of the most powerful of the Five Families, Emilio Barzini, enlisted the help of Sonny's brother-in-law, Carlo Rizzi, in setting a trap for the impulsive new Don. Sonny Corleone is lured into a trap by Barzini with the help of his shifty brother in law Carlo. Sonny "made his bones", when he was 19 by killing his friend Bobby Corcoran, as Corcoran was wrongly suspected of attempting to kill Vito. I’ll go all mama bear and keep you safe!!! James Caan as Santino Sonny Corleone in “The Godfather”. Vito summarily impressed upon Sonny that he must be "the rapier, not the club". Though Vito pleaded with him to finish school and get a legitimate job, Sonny insisted that he wanted to "sell olive oil". However, Michael eventually talks him into it, arguing that since McCluskey is serving as Sollozzo's bodyguard, he is fair game. There is no obvious place it was, the Loop Toll isn’t the causeway either, but its closer to them. 8. I also don’t remember paying the toll returning back onto the Loop Parkway, just going from Lido Blvd north to the toll booths. ( Sorry we were dumb kids) So the scenes were filmed on the old runways of Mitchel Field. The bays are right behind the bus yard. Your body knows. (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). Found the stretch where it took place. He once beat her husband Carlo nearly to death for hurting her. https://docs.google.com/document/d/166g6Vo8Fb9H3FIZF2H6faEBHtFQSf7nVn_QxcJ9NMi0/edit?usp=sharing. Certainly filmed at Mitchel Field. If you are unsure she needs help, you can pass her a note saying something like “hey, I noticed this man beside you is making you uncomfortable. Watch and share The Godfather I - Death Of Santino Sonny Corleone HD GIFs on Gfycat. WOW! 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. To draw Sonny out into the open, Rizzi inflicted a particularly vicious beating on Connie, who telephoned Sonny, begging for help. 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. smh. They weren’t in as flat and wide open space as the toll booths in the movie.