January 15, 2006

Lento's / NY Times / BlogNYC Articles

From Blog NYC, an article by James Poling, who once worked as a bartender at Lentos. Lots of informed comment on the family--this guy knows what he is talking about. He also posts three good photos of the restaurant when it was alive.


" While East Villagers coped with the loss of the Second Avenue Deli over a rent dispute, Bay Ridge residents were reeling at the news that Lento's, a former speakeasy beloved for its thin-crust pizza, a clubby ambience and barroom walls lined with pictures of old ballplayers, had closed amid squabbling between family members who owned the business and their relatives who own the building. "

From today's Sunday NY Times, an article on the Lento's closing


1 comment:

Anonymous said...


With the demolition of the Bowling Alley slated by Centruy 21, there is absolutely NO RECREATION in our upscale neighborhood - between 86 St. & 100 ST. (3-4 Aves).

I know I represent many who wish to be able to go to a local movie but cannot as the former movie theatre now houses a gym!

Similarly, there are no book or record stores in our neighborhood.

With the business development center on the cusp, I was wondering if there are any plans for entertainment vehicles of this sort. We need to have a movie theater, book store & record store IN OUR OWN NEIGHBORHOOD; it is so inconvenient to have to travel miles to have some fun.

Can you help us?

Rainbow; email loveandgod@hotmail.com