Moonstruck: In Brooklyn Heights, it’s Cosmo’s Moon Tonight

Looking in the sky tonight from everywhere else but Brooklyn Heights, folks will be seeing a closer, brighter “supermoon” for the first time in 18 years. But if you’re in Brooklyn Heights tonight is the night of Cosmo’s Moon as seen in 1987’s Moonstruck. As you know, the film centered around a fictional family living at 19 Cranberry Street. The drama unfolds under a full moon – one so big and bright that it reminds the patriarch of the film, Cosmo (JoeVincent Gardenia), of the one in the sky the night he proposed to his wife (Olympia Dukakis).

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  • Felice

    Vincent Gardenia, not Joe!

  • Homer Fink


  • BronxKid

    The character Cosmo, who talks about the moon being so big, was married to Rita Cappomaggi, played by the actress Julie Bovasso, not Olympia Dukakis.

  • BronxKid

    Now I have to correct myself……Cosmo wasn’t married to Rita…..time to watch Moonstruck again from beginning to end!

  • ujh

    Homer, I must disappoint you. When I came home after 11 p.m. the night a “Moonstruck” scene was being filmed (unknown to me), my apartment 300 yards away was completely illuminated, and I saw the “moon” from my window. I walked to where I thought the light came from and found a huge crane and the light source of the “moon” mounted at its top on Cranberry near Cadman Plaza West. The scene being filmed was of Mr. Chaliapin coming out of a basement apartment on Cranberry with his dog and walking toward Columbia Heights.