From PMFA's Mailbox: Looking For Photos Of Long Gone Carroll Gardens Pizzerias
Michael Berman, who writes Pizza Cetric, a blog dedicated to the perfect New York slice, is currently writing a story about Lucali on Henry Street and was wondering if anyone had old photos of some long gone pizzerias in the neighborhood.
The photos could be of the interior, the exterior or even of the pizza slice made in those establishments so long ago.
Michael writes: "I would (of course) credit any contributor and if they have only a print I could stop by wherever they are and make a quick copy photo."
In particular, he is looking for photos of:
*Frankie Penna's candy and submarine shop, and the candy shop that is now Lucali.
If you can help Michael out with some old photo of any of these places, contact him through his website or email me at pardonmeinbrooklyn AT gmail DOT com and I will forward.
By the way, for those who are newer to the neighborhood:
I still miss Cristardi's to this day. Best pizza in the neighborhood for many years. It used to be on President Street.
Leonardo's was located on Court Street where Dunkin Donuts is now. They made a good brick oven pizza, but they didn't sell by the slice, which I never understood.
La Barbera was on Court Street where the Brooklyn Bread CafÃ© is housed on Court Street between2nd and 3rd Place.
And I believe Gloria's once operated out of the Casa Rosa location at Court and President Streets. But that was long gone when I moved here 27 years ago.