According to a news report from, “For Louis Timero it feels like his life is coming full circle. Standing in front of the future Ignazio’s Pizza (in-yats-zio) at 4 Water St., near Pete’s Downtown under the Brooklyn Bridge (UTB), this 59-year old says he didn’t realize how homesick he was for Brooklyn and New York until just recently.”

“This Bensonhurst native grew up eating his mother’s homemade pizza and visiting his local bakeries for sicilian (especially at Rex’s on 86th Street) and his local pizza parlors for the thin slices,” said the story. “Back then, bakery squares cost 10 cents and slices cost a quarter, so for a buck, I had a Thanksgiving dinner.” His father owned a saloon on the Bowery and because of its musical tenants upstairs, evolved into the legendary jazz hall, The Five Spot Cafe.

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