There were 86 episodes of The Sopranos that aired over six seasons, from January 10, 1999, to June 10, 2007, on HBO. In the production of these 86 episodes, there were over 200 scenes that were filmed on, or nearby, Route 1. The following are the first posts of 5 of the 200+ Route 1 filmed locations for The Sopranos, which includes a picture of the scene shot, along with a picture of the real-life location. More will be posted every 2 weeks. Click on the stops below to view all of the details, and comment if you have ever been at the location:
In this episode, “No Show”, which aired on September 22, 2002, Meadow’s recent lack of drive, caused by Jackie Jr.’s death, continues to worry Tony and Carmela. She reveals that she hasn’t registered for classes because she hopes to travel to Europe with a friend. Tony discusses the problem with Dr. Melfi, who recommends a psychologist, Dr. Wendy Kobler, specializing in adolescents. Kobler encourages Meadow’s plans, prompting a protracted family argument where Meadow confronts Tony about his profession; he claims that he did everything he could to save Jackie. She leaves the house and her parents fear she has left the country, but find that she has instead returned to her classes at Columbia University. Carmela begins flirting with Furio as he makes his morning visits to pick up Tony. Ralphie and Janice’s relationship continues, despite Tony’s disapproval. In this scene, Ralph and Vito play basketball. In real life, this location is known as the Parking lot on Irving St, in Newark, NJ.
In this episode, “Fortunate Son”, which aired on March 11, 2001, Christopher Moltisanti is initiated as a made man alongside Eugene Pontecorvo in a ceremony conducted by Tony Soprano. During the ceremony, he sees (or imagines he sees) a raven perched outside the window and fears it is a bad omen. At the party afterward, Paulie gives Chris his sportsbook operation, although Chris will have to give him a portion of his weekly profits. Chris makes some bad judgments in his first week and comes up short. Paulie is unforgiving — he demands payment by the end of the week and imposes an extra payment for the delay. Jackie Aprile, Jr. has been taking pre-med courses at Rutgers University but is skipping classes and planning criminal activities. In this scene, Jackie calls his mother from outside the New Linden Deli. In real life, this location is the New Linden Deli in Kearny, NJ.
In this episode, “A Hit Is a Hit”, which aired on March 14, 1999, Paulie, Chris, and Pussy rob and kill a Colombian drug dealer. They gain a huge amount of cash; as Tony says, a once-in-a-lifetime score. Chris and Adriana get to know Massive Genius, a wealthy gangster rapper, and Chris arranges a sit-down for him with Hesh Rabkin. Massive says he is acting on behalf of the mother of a deceased black singer whose royalties Hesh stole, and now claims $400,000. Hesh refuses, and later threatens a counterclaim: there is an unauthorized sampling by Massive’s record label of a song that Hesh’s label still controls. Massive says he will see Hesh in court. When the conversation is over, Tony and his crew jeer at a modern-day gangster who works within the legal system. In this scene, Chris and Adriana are at the Kansas Fried Chicken. In real life, this location is the New Orleans Chicken, in the Bronx, NY.