Archive for June, 2007

Holsten’s – Soprano’s Final Scene Location

Filed under: New Jersey, TV & Movies

Holsten’s Brookdale Confectionery is located at 1063 Broad Street in Bloomfield, New Jersey. 

It was the location used to film the last “diner” scene in the Series Finale of “The Sopranos”.



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USS Alabama

Filed under: Alabama, Ships and Vessels

The USS Alabama is a South-Dakota class battleship that was commissioned in 1942.  It was decommissioned in 1947.

It is now preserved as a museum ship in Mobile, Alabama.  It was damaged during Hurricane Katrina.  It reopened in January of 2006.

It served as the filming location for the 1992 film Under Seige.



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Homestead Miami Speedway

Filed under: Florida, Racetracks

The Homestead Miami Speedway is located in southern Miami-Dade County in Florida.  The speedway first opened in 1995 with a NASCAR Busch Series race.  It is owned by International Speedway Corporation.

The track currently is host to Ford Championship Weekend, which is the final races of the season for NASCAR Nextel Cup, Busch Series and the Craftsman Truck Series.  The track also hosts the Indy Racing League XM Satellite Radio Indy 300.



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Mar-A-Lago

Filed under: Celebrity Homes, Florida

Mar-A-Lago, located in Palm Beach, Florida, is the former estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post.  It was purchased in 1985 by real estate developer Donald Trump and turned into the Mar-A-Lago Club.

The house has 58 bedrooms and 33 bathrooms and covers over 62,000 square feet of living space.  It also has 3 bomb shelters and 12 fireplaces.

Donald Trump opened up membership to the club for those who can afford the $125,000 initiation fee.

Trump has supposedly turned down an offer of over $200 million for the property from a wealthy Middle Eastern Sheikh.



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Paris Hilton House

Filed under: California, Celebrity Homes

The home above (center) is the residence of pseudo-celebrity Paris Hilton.  It is the home in which she is serving her sentence under house arrest after being released early from her 23-day jail sentence.



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Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Filed under: Landmarks, United Kingdom

The original Globe Theater opened in London in 1599 and was destroyed by fire in 1613.  It was rebuilt in 1614 and closed in 1642.

The new theater was built in 1997 and is about 200 yards from the location of the original.  It is the first building in London allowed to have a thatched roof since the Great Fire of London in 1666.



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