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Fifty Years: The Legend of Ray's Pizza

According to a news report from, “Sometimes historic events go unnoticed when they happen. When, in the late 1790s, some New Yorkers began trading shares of stock under a tree on Wall Street in New York for the first time, no one gave it so much as a glance. The same thing happened half a century ago, when a guy named Ralph Cuomo, Ray to his friends, opened a pizza joint on at 27 Prince Street in New York City. Few noticed at the time, but a trend had started that would end up as a treasured New York tradition and a regional joke. Everyone’s heard of Ray’s Pizza.”