8. Goodfellas, Donnie Brasco, Meet Joe Black Were Filmed Inside the Armory
For the Brad Pitt/Anthony Hopkins film Meet Joe Black, the interior of the mansion was actually filmed on a set built on the drill floor (exteriors were at the real-life Aldrich Mansion in Rhode Island). The pool scenes of the Central Park penthouse were also filmed in the armory.
Scenes from Donnie Brasco was also filmed in the Park Slope Armory, as well as Robert DeNiro’s film Raging Bull and Goodfellas (where Paulie is in prison), which filmed in the abandoned shooting gallery area. The Meg Ryan/Matthew Broderick Film Addicted to Love also used the drill hall as the set for a Manhattan loft. Miskel tells us that residents found the filming so disruptive, the production company of Meet Joe Black bought the neighbors air conditioners to appease them.