Friday, April 15, 2011

Mark Iacono, Owner Of Lucali, Stabbed On Smith Street

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Minutes ago, a young man was stabbed several times in front of Joe's Superette.  The victim was just taken to the hospital.  Witnesses report that the attacher jumped into the passenger side of Lexus which sped down Smith Street towards Atlantic.  The 76th Precinct is on the scene.


Update 3;30PM:
Witnesses gave the license plate of the black Lexus to the police.
An anonymous source just informed me that the car has been found and that the suspect, who also sustained knife wounds, was arrested at Long Island College Hospital.

Update 4:36 PM
Word on the street is that the victim is Mark Iacono, owner of Lucali, the popular pizza place at 575 Henry Street.  He is reportedly in critical condition.


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43 comments:

Anonymous said...

Terrible! And right as school was about to let out...

Anonymous said...

Terrible. And right before school was letting out, too. Sounds like it was something personal....

Anonymous said...

Victim was Mark Iacono of Lucali, apparently. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2011/04/15/2011-04-15_mark_iacono_owner_of_famous_brooklyn_pizzeria_lucali_in_critical_condition_after.html

Anonymous said...

Daily News is reporting that it's the owner of Lucali!

jill said...

hey yupsters, gritty enuff for ya?

Anonymous said...

Just sayin...
http://ny.eater.com/archives/2009/09/lucali_mob_ties.php

Anonymous said...

Why do people in comment boards have to soil a tragedy and make it about something completely unrelated? Jill, you are retarded. You are the same type of person who hates when anyone achieves anything even if you never tried to do it yourself.

Anonymous said...

crazy people around...

Anonymous said...

NYDN is reporting suspect name as Benny Geritano...Seach comes up with following story of fellow by same name in same neighborhood arrested in 2000 for a 1991 killing...


B'klyn Man Charged In '91 Drug Slaying
BY MIKE CLAFFEY AND PATRICE O'SHAUGHNESSY
Sunday, January 30, 2000

A Brooklyn man has been arrested in a 1991 drug killing, police said yesterday.

Benny Geritano, 28, of 141 Degraw St., was charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Michael Collins, 21, of 1818 79th St., Brooklyn.

Collins was slain Feb. 2, 1991, on 16th Ave. in Bensonhurst. Police said the shooting stemmed from a drug-related dispute between the two men.

Geritano was indicted Jan. 20 in the slaying after cops recently obtained new information about the case. He was arrested Tuesday at a friend's home on National Drive, Brooklyn.
http://articles.nydailynews.com/2000-01-30/news/18133002_1_drug-slaying-brooklyn-man-drug-related-dispute

Anonymous said...

To anyone new in the neighborhood - (Yupsters)
This is nothing new to this neighborhood. When stuf like this happened It kept others in check and made the people who lived here respect the neighborhood. Gay couples, bike lanes, pedestrian friendly sidewalks, going green, save a tree, and little dogs, was never for this neighborhood. (not that there's anything wrong with that).

Mstudiony@yahoo.com said...

Mark is a gentlemen and makes the best pizza in new York I wish him all the best and pray that he recovers soon. He is a true culinary talent. And the type of people that make new York and brooklyn a better place.

PrettyMuchaNormalPerson said...

I saw the wrapping up of the scene while walking by... I hope the owner of Lucali gets better! They said he got stabbed in the face...

Anonymous said...

I don't get it. Why stab a pizza guy? News reports
it was an old aquaintance that attacked Mark. I hope he
recovers but sad his past will be revealed because of this
incident. People just want pizza, not drama.

Jill said...

to anon 5:43, thank you for calling me a 'retard' lol. i've never tried to stab someone, is that what you think i'm trying to achieve? this incident doesn't sound random--folks should mind their business though. and to mstudiony, you too make me laugh. yes the lucali guy might be the nicest person (to his customers) but he must have done someone wrong. stay out of it!

Anonymous said...

it was mob related people!!! read the daily news

Anonymous said...

Exactly those are "mob related" people.

Maybe 1 day we will be free on those scumbags that suck people/business out.

Anonymous said...

To: "Mstudiony@yahoo.com"

"Mark is a gentlemen"

Right, it is now established that Mark was active in the fight having a "big knife", see the picture below in this article

Wow you have an interesting definition of gentleman (singular)

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2011/04/16/2011-04-16_mark_iacono_pizzeria_owner_stabbed_by_mobster_friend_faces_charges_for_knife_fig.html

Anonymous said...

Why do we patronize these mob-connected places. We're complicit when we give them our money.

Jill said...

Welcome to the neighborhood, newbies! It's starting to feel like home again.

Anonymous said...

Jill, you're a victim of the media. You live in a world where the tragedies of others unfold for your amusement. When something like this happens in your community and you see it as simply an opportunity to toss around snide comments, you're showing that you've lost touch with your humanity and your community. That doesn't make for a happy life, and I urge you to look in the mirror.

Anonymous said...

Jill I agree with you and understand where your coming from. My family has been in this neighborhood over 100 yrs now and to hear something like this, does make me feel home again. If your originally from this area you know both of these men and thier past. So to the new people in the neighborhood (Yupsters) it probably is best to stay out of it.

Anonymous said...

Wonder if when Lucali's re-opens if they will charge by the slice!

Hey-Oh!!!

$10 bucks says Jill has a $2000 baby stroller in her brownstone.

Anonymous said...

Just 2 guys stabbing each other

And you said:
"it does make me feel home again"

Wow, I hope I won't visit your home ever...

You have to be mentally disturbed to accept such criminal event like "home like".

Please refrain your idiotic comments on "Yupsters", at one point you were also "new" to the area. Think about it. Be welcoming.

Anonymous said...

I have only lived in the neighborhood for 10 years and have seen it change for better and worse. But funny how the "old-timers" don't seem to mind the newcomers when they're selling their brownstones for millions. I'm over their bitterness and complaining.

Anonymous said...

I think we are very welcoming with gay couples, pedestrian friendly sidewalks, bike lanes, and little dogs with coats. It's just that the new people in the area take for granted that they live in an area where things like this happened all the time. And because these things were common it kept the neighborhood close everyone knew eachother and no one called the cops if someone was celebrating the 4th of July and Pledge to the Flag, or complaining of noise pollution at 2pm on a weekend because kids were playing outside. So if your now complaining about not being welcomed, you did that to yourself.

Jill said...

amen, anon april 18th, 3:19!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Jill
Maybe I can buy you a drink one day and we can talk about the good old days. anon 9:27, 3:19pm
(Matt)

Anonymous said...

I've actually always felt welcome and have been close with my neighbors. But it is not me moving in that caused the younger generation to move to Staten Island, leaving their parents to have to rent out their apartments to strangers. Maybe this is where the resentment comes in?

Anonymous said...

"pedestrian friendly sidewalks"
"bike lanes"

Oh that's horrible, shame on you newcomers...

When you said: "no one called the cops if someone was celebrating the 4th of July" are you kidding? You think that newcomers does not want to celebrate this holiday? Or are you referring to the law that stipulates no fireworks? (maybe in your paranoid mind it was a law initiated by newcomers?) Do you really think that you generalize such behavior to all newcomers?

Do you listen to yourself?

We can feel in your post the "fear of change" (which is common to most of us) but the hatred tone is not needed in our community (that's only for racists, or people that says "my people")

And yes I have a problem with the "Pledge to the Flag" and its reference to God. This religious reference was added in the 50s in the middle of the cold war, that is with no reference what's so ever with the fundation of our country.

Concetta said...

To anon 7:42, the answer is NO! That is not were the resentment comes from. The newbies act entitled, rude & above it all. They are totally clueless. They lack respect for the 'old timers' (Italians). The only thing that I like about the newbies is how much rent they're willing to pay for one of my apartments!!

Frankie said...

I've lived in the neighborhood my entire 26 years of life on Henry St between Sackett and Degraw and this is the first time I've ever heard of a stabbing in the neighborhood that was not involved with the projects area. Truly idk why people would say that the neighborhood was bad once, because if you want to bring up the past you have to go way before I was born to really talk about the garbage that occured before the neighborhood drastically changed to a positive.

Anonymous said...

OMG " $10 bucks says Jill has a $2000 baby stroller in her brownstone. "

This post has gone crazy! I don't understand the mob thing with Lucali at all. Really?

And as fas as accepting the strollers and dogs with little coats? Damn those animal lovers! :) But at least they don't block the side walk with Jill's $2000.00 stroller! Oh, wait, wasn't that stollen from her front yard a day ago..? ;) I saw it listed on CraigsList...!

Matt said...

I don't think the old timers are worried about change, but for the historical association I'm sure run by new commers, have home owners in the area have thier home look a certain way for example large windows and double doors on the stoop of thier brownstones because this Is an historical neighborhood which is fine and that's what it should look like. But It's wrong to then add bike lanes and pedestrian friendly sidewalks to a neighborhood that historically never had them.

Anonymous said...

When we are talking about "old timers" are we talking about the Irish or the Nords or the Native Americans that original lived in Carroll Gardens before those newbies, aka the Italians, moved in? Get over your narrow minded views about whats/what and whos/who.

Anonymous said...

- To Concetta:
Are you real or are you trying to make the old timers look stupid? (or both for a matter of fact...)
You are saying that new "newbies" lack respect and you are willing to charge a "high rent" to them...
forcing indirectly the old timers out of the area...
And please don't talk on behalf of them like when you wrote "That is not were the resentment comes from". I'm an old timer and I think that our kids leaving the area is a key factor on our judgement of the change happening here.

- I agree with you Frankie

- To Matt:
you said "I don't think the old timers are worried about change", are you living here?
This is one of their obsessions: "the yuppies", the "newbies" are bringing change like Italians brought in the area about a century ago when Norwegians were the majority!
New stores, new restaurants, increased rents, young families, etc...

When you said "But It's wrong to then add bike lanes and pedestrian friendly sidewalks to a neighborhood that historically never had them."
Wow that's a good one, so if we analyze a bit your statement, you will be happy living during the stone age?
Transportation means evolved through times, and yes greener alternative than SUVs for instance, as biking or just simply walking is a concrete (and welcome) trend in our cities facing severe environmental challenges (air pollution that leads to ashma for example).

I agree with you that architectural aspects of many buildings in our area (and their gardens) need to be protected.

And I will add a little quote:

"When you're finished changing, you're finished."
Benjamin Franklin.

Frankie said...

See comments like the ones above this is why Italians get stereotyped all the time. I'm full Italian and I really dont want to be placed even close to the ones your describing. Also I really appreciate everything that has changed for the better in this neighborhood. I really don't understand why no one here can accept change? Like it's really nothing bad to accept it; we all move on in life and not everyone is going to keep tradition like the ways of the "old Carroll Gardens", like the person said in an older comment for this article, people move out and go and live some place else, so not everyone is going to keep up the tradition in their lives of how things used to be. I'll be honest I'm here for 26 years living in a rent controlled apt with my sister and the only thing keeping me living here in this neighborhood is the rent. The people next to me are paying 3,000 while I'm under 400! But once the economy starts to get better I'm going to move on. So basically, some of those old timers and their kids are only here still because of three reasons : 1. They own their building, 2. Their either rent controlled or rent stabilized or 3. Just trying to hang on to the past. I'm not trying to upset any one, but it's common knowledge and fact that that's the reason. To conclude, and I know people will re-comment this, will be fighting forever, just because no one here can accept change. They don't like it and won't admit to it. Go ahead post your "anonymous" comments.

LandLord said...

To Frankie, I had a sneaking suspicion you were an RC. I think rent control should be abolished--you are a legacy rent controller Frankie. I don't believe you nor your sister will EVER vacate that apartment!

Frankie said...

Lmao @Landlord

First off being RC is fantastic. Yes it does help ALOT. Especially being that I'm going for my Masters in Sports Administration up in Buffalo. But all kidding aside, me and my sister know the whole "Don't ever get rid of the apartment" bit. An for your info no I dont live in a brownstone, it was yellow brick before my "LandLord" made it brown by using styrophone over it. Pathetic I say. But my family has been living on Henry St for 90 years. Ever since my great grandparents moved from Sicily. An as the generations went on and the grandchildren all moved ( either to Nj, Florida or Westchester) my mom stood to raise me and my sister. An my mom knew once we got older we too would move. When she passed in 2007, we both moved on. Recently the Landlord offord us some money which he'll have to make a better price if he wants us out. But we both know the situation. In all honesty and with out any bs that you might think I'm saying, I rather just move on and leave "the nest". My sis plans to get married soon and move to LI and I rather live in the city. I know some of you just don't understand, but most of you moved out of your towns for a better life...why can't I?

Matt said...

1 - let's not make this a fight. We are just discussing things here.
2 - let's not bring the going green bull into this. I know most of or all of the new commers are about that way of life that's fine but don't shove it in others faces. In my opinion I think they are just fooling them selves. This you don't want to get into with me believe me.
3 - Frankie:
Stereo typing is not only fun but there is much truth to it weather you like it or not. If your in a rent controlled apt. In this area I'm sure your land lord either wants you to move or die. Can't you see after all these years your living here it's now about $ and for the rich only! and your not wanted.
4 - let's not talk about walking and biking being healthier I'm not saying that it's not, but as a kid there was more then just that. We used to play all day after school and on the weekends outside in the street or a friends yard.
NO PLAY DATE NEEDED! Hanging out on a friends stoop was more then enough fun getting to know the new kid on the block. But as the new commers moved in the cops were called a lot and chased everyone home. Always complaining it's to noisy or your making a mess. The kids use to walk for hours meeting up with friends or playing ball outside.
5 - there isn't anyone in the neighborhood that can say "I have been going to that store for years" these businesses change every few months or years with no acknowledgment to there customers. Yes there are a hand full of stores from the old days and guess what there owned and operated by the original owners and thier family's.

Anonymous said...

From a personal issue ( money or girl who knows, who cares ) between two guys the discussion is migrating to real-estate.
Concetta reminds me a story that did happen in my street. A young man who pushed his old aunts and uncle out of the home they were used to live in since they were child, to sell it to yupsters. The market was so high, man!
Hey Jill! griddy enuff for ya?

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:41, you sound a little off...To Frankie, believe me when I say that you'll never leave. Rc is a disease--one that doesn't leave. Let me know when you do move (& where) because if you can find a (relatively) nice neighborhood, close to the city, that's safe--I'll move too!

Concetta said...

Anon 9:41, what's wrong with you? Why such hate for Jill? We've gone from street fights to real estate! Rent control is a disease that makes people feel entitled to stay in a dwelling that DOES NOT BELONG TO THEM! I especially find legacy RC's to be most distasteful. Get a job & pay for your own home. Don't be a parasite.

Anonymous said...

Concetta, there is absolutely no hate but Jill gave me the opportunity to make a word, I took it.
About legacy RC, I would agree with you in some way; however I was talking about this story http://ny.curbed.com/tags/cheever-place which is different.
This discussion brings us far away from the subject.
Katia, some update? was the bail paid? is Lucali open?