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Bronx-Born Actor Chazz Palminteri Builds His Own Castle In Westchester

Actor and writer Chazz Palminteri
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Bedford's Chazz Palminteri tells the New York Times, in this profile, how a Bronx boy ended up moving to a 9,500-square-foot mansion in Westchester County.

The successful 65-year-old actor, restaurateur and author of “A Bronx Tale” described how he came to live in a huge castle built of stone and marble, gables and sky-high ceilings, columns and archways and yards of Schumacher fabric on six acres in Bedford.

“When I was young and we lived in a fifth-floor walk-up in the Bronx, we would often get in the car and drive north,” said Palminteri, who played the guy you definitely didn’t want to get in a car with in movies like “Analyze This,” “A Bronx Tale,” “Diabolique” and “Bullets Over Broadway” (a role that earned him an Oscar nomination). “And one time we got off at Bedford. I remember this distinctly. We saw all these houses there, these big houses.”

Palminteri told the Times: “We were kids from the Bronx, you know? And I thought, ‘Who are these people in these mansions? What do they do for a living?’ And I said, ‘I’m going to live here one day. One day, I’m going to live here.’”

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