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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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