The Bocas finally pull over on Mulberry Street south of Broome.
Popeye watches as Boca takes a mysterious briefcase to 177 Broome Street.
Today, the entire facade has been completely redone, and is now home to the Grotta Azzurra restaurant:
Popeye observes the drop from a phone booth at the corner of Mulberry and Broome. All of the businesses across the street are long gone:
Boca gets back in his car, and the pursuit continues over the Brooklyn Bridge…
…and into Brooklyn Heights. This was shot at Columbia Heights and Vine facing the Watchtower building…
…and today, that the trash-strewn field is a dog run:
The car takes a turn onto a street with a view of Manhattan. It took forever before I finally realized why I didn’t recognize this location…
…it doesn’t exist anymore!
This is Middagh Street, and at some point, it was cut off to form this garden. Anyone know why? I know Robert Moses bulldozed through part of the street for the BQE, but that was in the 1950s.
The tail continues down Middagh onto Willow Street, and we get a great shot of the gorgeous home at #24…
Here’s a full look at the Federal-style house, built in 1824 and still looking beautiful nearly 200 years later:
The Bocas, clearly up to no good, switch cars on Columbia Heights in front of an abandoned building. Today, the building is looking refurbished:
The chase finally winds down as the officers turn onto Wyckoff Avenue in Bushwick.
Here’s the reverse shot:
The detectives turn onto Suydam Street, passing a corner deli. There’s still a deli, though that great sign is gone:
Popeye and Cloudy learn that the Bocas are operating a small restaurant called Sal & Angies at #91 Wyckoff. Today, it’s Mesa Azteca, a Mexican restaurant:
Inside Sal & Angie’s restaurant then…
Popeye and Cloudy keep watch on the Bocas from the gritty warehouse across the street.
It’s since been fixed up, and is today the Wyckoff Terrace lofts.
The two detectives manage to connect the mysterious couple to Joel Weinstock, a seedy lawyer with a drug rap. Weinstock is shown living at 1009 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street. We tilt down from the upper floors…
…to the entrance.
We then see Weinstock meet up with Alain Charnier, a notorious drug kingpin, with the MET in the background.
This Beaux-Arts townhouse, built in 1901, was built for industrialist Benjamin N. Duke in 1901. With 8 stories and 20,000 square feet of space, the family finally sold the property in 2006 for $40,000,000.
I love the many decorative flushes, especially around the windows…
…though the statues out front are among the goofiest I’ve ever seen in New York.
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