I’m going to make you an offer you can’t refuse. I thought it’d be cool to see how the filming locations for The Godfather (both 1 and 2) look, so I took screen caps of them using Google’s street view. Here they are, presented alongside photos of them in the original film. Enjoy!
I owe a tip of the cap to thegodfathertrilogy.com for their extensive list of locations and addresses. Many of the original photos don’t match the exact location of the street view image. The originals are there mostly to provide context for what scene the various locations were used for in the film.
The Woltz Mansion
Admittedly, this is not the same view. The original view is from the interior, and Google’s version is (obviously) from the street.
Sonny Destroys Carlo
Michael and Kay go Christmas Shopping/Best & Co.
This is the location I had the toughest time reconciling. The Wiki page for Best & Co. said that it was torn down to build the Olympic Tower Condominiums. However, the shot of Best & Co. from the film indicates that it’s in a different position relative to St. Patrick’s Cathedral than the Olympic Tower. If anyone has any information or can clear this up, I’d welcome the info.