From the Associated Press:
BLOOMFIELD, N.J. - The producers of "The Sopranos" were denied a permit to film in this North Jersey town because the mayor and some City Council members say the acclaimed HBO series negatively depicts Italian-Americans. The owners of an old-fashioned ice cream parlor selected for the series' final scene, however, said such "personal feelings" shouldn't stand in the way.You can read the whole article by following the link but it's pretty sad. On the other hand, I have to imagine that the traffic would have gotten really dicey on the days of shooting so maybe it's a blessing in disguise. Still, this is pretty much the dumbest thing ever. When you have an opportunity like this and you throw it away? Ridiculous.