The Hoods was set in Manhattan's Lower East Side around Delancey Street but at the time of filming this location was not suitable. Leone had been offered the streets used in The Godfather Part Two but he wanted more depth of field and one of New York's great bridges in the backgound. Leone opted for the area to the East of Williamsburg bridge - South 6th Street and South 8th Street.

Some of the houses in the area were owned by the city or boarded up and Gabila's Knish Factory took up a substantial part of one side of South 8th Street.

The following locations were used in the movie:


BELLAGIO, LAKE COMO, ITALY
Front entrance of Secretary Bailey's mansion  (further details)

BRONX, NEW YORK, USA  (MAUSOLEUM)
Woodlawn Cemetery Bronx - Mausoleum and Riverdale cemetery  (further details)

BROOKLYN, BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, NEW YORK, USA
Flushing Avenue - The entrance to the NYS Reformatory for Boys  (further details)

BROOKLYN, DUMB0, NEW YORK, USA
Chambers Paper Fibres, Adams Street & John Street - the entrance to Capuano's secret distillery  (further details)
Water Street, Front Street, Adams Street - The walk from the station and the death of Dominic   (further details)
Main Street - Max & the gang looking on whilst Noodles is taken to a reformatory   (further details)

BROOKLYN, WILLIAMSBURG, NEW YORK, USA
South 6th Street - Rolling a drunk attempt, Max & Noodles first meet  (further details)
South 8th Street - Exterior of Gelly's Bar/Fat Moe's and The Alley  (further details)
Max's house and the Synagogue  (further details)
Bedford Ave - Deborah walking home  (further details)
Broadway & Dunham Place - Noodles' journey in rental car to Fat Moe's  (further details)

FLORIDA, ST PETERSBURG, USA
Don CeSar Beach Resort, St Pete Beach - Max, Carol, Noodles & Eve on beach (further details)

HOBOKEN, NEW YORK, USA
The Lackawanna Railroad and Ferry terminal - Suitcase/Locker scenes   (further details)

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK, USA
McSorley's Old Ale House 15 East 7th Street - Noodles picks a drunk to roll  (further details)
Hallway Scenes - charlotte russe (Young Noodles Patsy & Peggy)  (further details)
North of 401 Broadway, Rooftops scene - Fartface Peggy Max Noodles Patsy  (further details)
Brooklyn Bridge North - Frisbee scene  (further details)

MONTREAL, CANADA
Dead bodies scene following Noodles' betrayal
Possibly a 3rd Fat Moe's
Some of the hospital interior scenes - reported to be filmed at Quebec's Bureau de Surveillance (Censor Board) in old Montreal
Setting fire to a news stand  (further details)
Steps in front of the Police Headquarters   (further details)
Federal Reserve bank   (further details)
The shooting of Jimmy O'Donnell  (further details)
The shooting of Crowning's men (Chicken Joe & Willie the Ape)  (further details)


PARIS, FRANCE
Gare du Nord railway station - Deborah departs for Hollywood   (further details)
Brasserie Julien, Rue St Denis - Deborah waits for train (deleted scene)   (further details)


QUEENS, NEW YORK, USA
Court Square next to Long Island City Court - Noodles leaves prison and is met by Max  (further details)

ROME, ITALY  (GARBAGE TRUCK)
Entrance to the Capoccotta Estate, Via Pontina, Pratica di Mare
Rear of Bailey's mansion, Exploding car, Garbage Truck scene  (further details)

ROME, ITALY  (CINECITTA STUDIO)
Toilet scene - Young Noodles & Peggy
Opium Den above Shadow Puppet Theater
Reginald Marsh/Big Apple murals
Van Linden's Office - Diamond robbery
Peggy's whore house
Secretary Bailey's study

ROME, ITALY  (EX MATTATOIO DI TESTACCIO ROMA - DISUSED ABATTOIR)  (further details)
Jimmy in tank of gasolene

ROME, ITALY  (SET NEAR PRIETRALATA)
Fat Moe's Diner & Speakeasy
Gelly's Deli
Back room of Gelly's Bar - Deborah's dance routines
The alley next to Fat Moe's

ROME, ITALY  (TEATRO LA COMETA)
Shadow Puppet Theater

SPRING LAKE, NEW JERSEY, USA
Warren Ave, Passaic Ave & Ocean Ave - Noodles exits car after his date with Deborah  (further details)

TROIS RIVIERES, LOUISEVILLE, QUEBEC, CANADA
The shooting of Joe - the gang go swimming in a car    (further details)

VENICE, ITALY
Porto Marghera - The kids rescue a shipment using salt   (further details)
The Hotel Excelsior, The Lido - Noodles' date with Deborah & lying on the beach  (further details)
Original setting of the fancy restaurant in The Hoods  (further details)


Parts of South 8th Street were duplicated in Montreal and Rome. 

Leone first met Harry Grey in a bar in Queens, New York near the New Calvary Cemetery, just off Greenpoint Avenue.
It may be the model for the 1968 version of Fat Moe's bar. 


Filming started Jun 14 1982

1982
Jun - July Rome
July (4 days) Paris (Gare du Nord/Brasserie Julien)
July - Aug Venice, Rome
Late Aug-Oct Canada, New Jersey, Florida
Mid Oct-Dec New York

1983

Rome, Venice, Lake Como, Rome

Filming completed Apr 22 1983


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