From Manhattan, Charnier and Weinstock drive through the Triboro Bridge tolls…
…today, looking more orange:
They then take the ramp for Randalls/Wards Islands, where the detectives lose them:
Popeye and Cloudy then go to meet an informant at a bar, where they learn that a large shipment of heroin is coming into New York (courtesy, of course, of Charnier).
I’d love to know where this was filmed. The subway entrance is part of the BMT, and its strange placement – not on a street corner, which is actually somewhat rare – seems like a giveaway. Couldn’t find anything.
Meanwhile, the heroin shipment arrives hidden in a car at Pier 5 in Brooklyn…
…which has been COMPLETELY transformed as part of the Brooklyn Bridge Park development.
Here’s the reverse shot of the pier. There’s at least one element still in place…
The original mooring!
Meanwhile, the warehouse site has been converted into an enormous playing field, though note that the original girders still stand:
Charnier watches the car unloading from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade at Remsen Street:
Early the next morning, we find Popeye leaving a bar.
Coincidentally, this has also become a playing field.
The bar, the “Ye Olde Market Restaurant” according to the sign, was located at the corner of South Street and Market Slip:
Having obtained a wiretap to bug the Bocas, Popeye and Cloudy soon learn of a meeting to be held at the Westbury Hotel. They follow Boca over the Brooklyn Bridge…
…then catch up with him on 44th and Madison:
As he turns onto Madison heading north, you can just make out the “Pan American” lettering in the background (today, the MetLife building):
Popeye turns the corner of the Roosevelt Hotel at East 46th Street…
…then continues to the entrance (looks like they’ve upgraded the awning):
Cloudy enters the hotel, bumping into Boca, now with Charnier:
The chase continues as Popeye follows Charnier, beginning at the corner deli at 2nd Avenue and 50th Street:
Charnier then walks up First Avenue to the Copain restaurant at 891 First Avenue. Today, it’s vacant:
Here’s a wider shot of Copain, a well-known French Bistro which opened in 1945 (it shuttered sometime in the 1970s).
The interior then…
As Charnier dines lavishly, Popey stands in the cold across the street. Note the corner deli, shoe repair, and electronics repair shops:
Also gone is the drug store just visible down the block:
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