Weekly NY Photo #60

A somewhat different Weekly Photo, this time around – this is a grocery store, a Bodega, in Harlem that has been closed-down for many years now. It’s located at 71 E.97th st., where it intersects with Park Avenue.

It’s actually right around the corner from where I work!

But, it’s not just any Bodega. No.

This one was an actual location used in a great film that came out in November of 1994.

That film was ‘Leon:The Professional’.

It starred Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, and Danny Aiello. It was directed by Luc Besson, who also gave us ‘The Fifth Element’, in which you will again find Gary Oldman!

Definitely worth checking out if you want to see the most insane performance of Gary Oldman’s career! And the rest of the film is hugely entertaining also!!

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