New York Film Locations

 





Moonstruck (1987)

When there's a full moon over Brooklyn, anything can happen, and everything happens in the neighborhood where widowed bookkeeper Loretta Castorini (Cher) lives. First, Loretta agrees to marry a man she does not love, Johnny Cammareri (Danny Aiello), simply because he knows how to propose properly. Before the wedding can take place, Cammareri must visit his dying mother in Sicily. In his absence, Loretta is supposed to try to patch up the differences between Johnny and his brother, bakery operator Ronny Cammareri (Nicolas Cage). Having never forgiven Johnny for indirectly causing the accident that crippled him, Ronny flies into a rage whenever his brother's name is mentioned. He does, however, fall for Loretta like a ton of bricks. After a torrid affair, Loretta tries to avoid Ronny out of respect to Johnny, but he's just too fascinating to resist. Meanwhile, Loretta's father (Vincent Gardenia) is fooling around with his mistress Mona (Anita Gillette), while Loretta's mother (Olympia Dukakis) is wooed by a college professor (John Mahoney). These brief flings are forgiven and forgotten, but there's still the delicate situation of Loretta being in love with her future brother-in-law.


Loretta's Workplace, 177 Sullivan Street and Bleecker Street, Manhattan.
   

otsoNY Comments: The Nucciarone Funeral Home at 177 Sullivan Street was where Cher's character Loretta Castorini worked. It has since been demolished and replaced by a new building.

Cafe Cluny, 284 West 12th Street and West 4th Street, Manhattan.
   

otsoNY Comments: Although the street sign clearly shows Hicks Street, which is in Brooklyn, the actual the film location for the Grand Ticino restaurant was in Manhattan's West Village. This cafe as it is now was used recently in the film, Switch starring Jennifer Aniston.

Loretta's Apartment, 19 Cranberry Street and Willow Street, Brooklyn.
   

otsoNY Comments: Cranberry Street in Brooklyn Heights has many film character residents such as Tyler's mother's apartment at 14 Cranberry Street seen in Remember Me and her neighbour is none other than Kathy Hale. Her apartment at number 13 was featured in Three Days of the Condor.

Cranberry Street and Columbia Heights, Brooklyn.
   

Sackett Street and Henry Street, Brooklyn.
   

Lincoln Center, Columbus Avenue (btw West 63rd and 64th Street) Manhattan.
   





 


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