Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Proto's Pizza has closed on 2nd Avenue

We're sorry to see that the pizzeria here at 50 Second Ave. between East Second Street and East Third Street has closed. We liked the pizza served up by Brooklyn native Rob Proto.

Now for rent signs are hanging in the window. The space that belonged to Yoo's Convenience Store — home of New York's "best coffee" — remains vacant next door.

Proto's opened in May 2012.


Walter said...

Bad News !

Anonymous said...

But not surprising news considering the lack of foot traffic on that block.

Anonymous said...

I live just up the street. I remember there were always a few places to go for pizza and now...just those $1 crap joints. I liked Proto's (and Enzo's before that). It wasn't great, but it was ok.

Guess I need to go to that guy on 5th St who grew up the same Staten Island pizzas I did.

Anonymous said...

always thought their pizza was inedible. a long block away on 1st ave & 2nd st, little gio's is a really good standard NYC slice.