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On set of Scorsese’s The Irishman, New York has a wannabe-Philly moment

January 19, 2018 GMT

By Staff

So The Irishman, Martin Scorsese’s film based on former hit man Frank Sheeran’s story of life in the Philadelphia mob, is being shot not in South Philadelphia (where it indisputably belongs), but a hundred miles up the road in New York.

Still, by the looks of photos submitted by readers and posted on social media, yous can expect to see some familiar sights. For one, Philly’s only Friendly Lounge — once owned by Skinny Razor, who, according to his son Marco DiTullio, was merely a razor-sharp dresser and definitely not a legendary mob killer — has been uncannily reproduced in Ridgewood, Queens. (That the no-parking permits on the site list the project name as “Villa Roma” is just red gravy.)

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