Thursday, November 17, 2011

Nolita No More: Au Revoir Ray's Pizza

We are sad to see the one and only Ray's Pizza(and our old neighbors) close after over 50 years in business. Ray's was a landmark that started a slew of copycat pizzeria's boasting similar names(49 in 2011 according to Wikipedia) and was something casual, light, and most of all familiar, posessing all the makings of an institution. A simple pizza shop it may have been, but to us it also signifies the changing commercial climate of this city's Nolita neighborhood and the constant evolution of our streets. 

Ray's we will miss you, and Nolita, we are still neighbors!

Prince st before(above, with old Selima Optique crew member Kenneth standing outside) and Prince st. after:

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