Jones Beach Causeway.

The Jones Beach Causeway is a state parkway where a tollbooth was located in Long Island, New York. It is notorious for being the spot where Sonny Corleone was murdered by assassins of the Barzini family.

Behind the scenesEdit


Sonny's death.

  • According to maps of roads in the area at during the 1940s and 1950s, Mario Puzo likely confused the Jones Beach Causeway with the Loop Parkway when writing The Godfather.[1] The tollbooths there were considered the "actual" murder site until they were removed in 1978.
  • According to The Annotated Godfather, the scene of Sonny's demise was filmed at the Floyd Bennett airfield in Brooklyn.[2] However, according to, which looked at aerial images and firsthand accounts, Sonny's death was filmed at a different airfield, the Mitchel Field in Mineola, Long Island.[3][1][4] 
  • Today, the Jones Beach Causeway is known as the Wantagh Parkway.

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