Friday, May 11, 2012

2 photos of former East Village pizzerias

Pizza Week is wrapping up over at Eater... and one of their features — Old Photos of New York City Pizzerias.

Among the photos: Village Inn Pizza on Avenue A at St. Mark's Place circa 1979...


Which reminded of a photo I saw a few weeks ago at Neighborhoodr: Tito's Pizzeria on the corner of Second Avenue and 12th Street in 1965...


At the site of the current City Cinemas Village East...

The Tito's photo came via urban metaphysics.

Find all of Eater's Pizza Week stuff here.

6 comments:

Joe Jusko said...

As I remember, there was a corner bar directly across the street that was held up in the early 70's and something like 8 people were killed.

Anonymous said...

For a while in the '80s Tito's was a fantastic Thai restaurant. Don't remember the name but the woman who owned it was very sweet.

BabyDave said...

Joe J: Directly across the street from which location?
Also, to anyone: What's with the patchwork sign on the treater next to Tito's? "Cayety?" Wasn't that the Gayety, home of Ann Corio's "This Was Burlesque?"

Urno Talbot said...

Slugger Ann's was across the st. Paul's was in the area too.

Joe Jusko said...

@BabyDave-Northwest corner of 8th & A. I don't remember the name of the bar but I have photos of me as a kid in the park with the bar in the background. The robbery is why the bar closed down.

Cosmo said...

@Joe Jusko - someone had told me their dad used to work at the pizzeria on A & St Marks and he went in to work one morning to find everyone dead - a robbery, I guess. This probably would have been in the 1960s or early 70s. I'm wondering if my friend was confused about the location or if there were two horrible murders on that same corner.