The New York Filming Locations of The Godfather, Then and Now

Nick Carr, writing for Scouting New York:

On March 29, 1971, The Godfather, considered by many to be one of the greatest films ever made, began principal photography in New York City.

Because the film is a period piece, The Godfather actually presents a fascinating record of what 1940s-era New York City locations still existed in the early-1970s. Sadly, many of them are now gone. What still remains? Let’s take a closer look.

This is incredible. My favorite find is the speckled plaster where the water box was once mounted in what used to be Louis Restaurant.