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January 24, 2022

Holsten's Brookdale Confectionary | Bloomfield, New Jersey

stools at counter

Holsten's Is A New Jersey Legend


Holsten’s ice cream parlor has been a legendary meeting spot in Bloomfield, New Jersey for over 75 years. 


They are famous for their homemade ice cream and candy. 


They also serve burgers and other classic American food. 


It still holds old-school charm in its décor. 


New Jerseyans have known about Holsten’s for many years. 


ice cream parlor
candy counter
stools at counter


Holsten's Becomes World Famous

But in 2007, Holsten’s suddenly became world famous. 


The producers of the HBO classic series, The Sopranos, decided to film the very last scene of the series at Holsten’s. 



  This is the very table where the scene was filmed: 



The Tony Soprano Table


When the star of The Sopranos, James Gandolfini, died several years ago, there was a special tribute to him.


The booth was "reserved" for "Tony Soprano" that night. No one sat at that table. 


Gandolfini was from New Jersey


James Gandolfini dead at 51: Holsten's Ice Cream Parlor reserves booth where 'Sopranos' filmed final scene  


It was even spoofed recently in a Trump-Russia opening skit on Saturday Night Live, since Trump and Michael Cohen have apparent mob connections: 




You can check out their website here: Holstens Brookdale Confectionery 


The restaurant is part of the Sopranos tours that are still going on many years after the show ended 


♪ Don't Stop Believin'♪


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Holsten's Brookdale Confectionary | Bloomfield, New Jersey

January 24, 2022

June 28, 2010


Police handcuffs
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On Friday afternoon Mark and I were driving in Bloomfield, New Jersey when all of a sudden several police cars came tearing along the road, lights flashing, sirens blaring. 

In this area you see at least two police cars just for a traffic violation, but when there is more than that something big is up. 


We pulled over to the side to let them pass when even more cars came. 

We were nearing the Bloomfield Green when we saw several more police cars screaming their way to Broad Street. 

There must have been at least eight, and probably many more. 

We were startled to see one police car had crashed through some bushes and landed on a tiny median. The door to the car was wide open as if someone had run out of it in a great hurry.

 "Look at that," Mark cried. "Is he hurt?"

 "I don't think so. Anyway, the door to the car's open and I don't think that anyone's inside. Besides the police are all over the place."

I noticed a policeman to the right of me was talking to a woman pushing a baby stroller. He was writing down everything she said.

We wanted to see more but it was difficult. The area was crawling with police. Crowds had gathered on all sides.

"Traffic is blocked on that side. We'll have to get out of here," said Mark as he took a turn away from the action.

 I kept craning my neck to see if I could see anything else.

"It'll be on Baristanet, that's for sure," I said confidently.  

Baristanet is a website pertaining to all things in "Baristaville" (Bloomfield, Montclair, etc).

Sure enough, after checking with Baristanet later that night, I found out that the Wachovia Bank had been robbed.
The suspect had allegedly escaped into Brookdale Park, a large, beautiful county park that is partly in Bloomfield and partly in Montclair. 
So far there have been no updates on catching the suspect. 
You can also read about Bloomfield's most famous landmark in Holsten's Brookdale Confectionary | Bloomfield, New Jersey.
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June 28, 2010