It happened. Pizza Box is gone, the windows covered in brown paper. The following photo appeared this morning on Facebook.
photo: Raphael D'Lugoff, on GV Kids 1960s
A comfortable neighborhood joint, beloved for its large backyard and good slices, Pizza Box opened in 1957. We first heard the news from DNAInfo in April that the place would be closing and that Spanish fast-food chain "100 Montaditos" would be moving in.
"It's affordable elegance with charcuterie and jamon at a reasonable price," said the franchisee.
I went in for a last slice. Later, a reader told me that Pizza Box
would not be closing. That, obviously, turned out not to be true.
To Hell with Bleecker Street.