I can't believe I've never seen that TV phenom, Sopranos. Partially because until this year, we did not have cable and could only get about one-and-a-half channels.
Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn says the Sopranos were shooting yesterday in Park Slope. My recently ex-neighbor, Johnny Ventimilia (Artie Bucco) probably was not there. Until he moved from Carroll St to the South Slope, we considered him our very local celebrity. Johnny has a place on Fifth Avenue where he may (or may not, it's been a while,) have music. Apparently Steve Buscemi and Jo Andres (his wife) use the place as a writing haven, though I have never spotted them.
The show was shooting all day in Inaka Sushi on Seventh Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets. The actors and crew may have been in the sushi place, but all the equipment trucks, actor's trailers, and Teamsters were lining Seventh Avenue; what a scene. At approximately 8 p.m., a small group of local fans gathered in the Street at 4th and Seventh Avenue and waited for the wrap. A crew member came out of the sushi place saying "Cut" and it was determined that the shoot was over.
Fairly soon after, a very friendly Tony Soprano came out on the Avenue and graciously posed for pictures and signed autographs. The guys from the barber shop on Seventh Avenue near 4th Street brought a carousel horse out onto the street and asked Tony to pose in front of it. "Hey Tony, pose in front of the horse," one of the guys said. "I'm posing next to a horse's ass?" he said.