Gina has left the following comment on the post
Joe's is indeed a Carroll Gardens institution. I can't tell you what a lifeline it was for those of us who grew up in the 60's and 70's.Joe, his lovely wife Ann and their two sons, Joseph and Steven (they didn't have a daughter) were always behind that counter, with a smile and a hello that made you feel that you were part of a family. Ann's sister (her name escapes me) was there a lot of the time too.How many pounds of cold cuts, how may rolls, prosciutto and rice balls did my mother purchase there. How many Manhattan Specials did we consume on a hot summers day that we bought there.Joe would always tell the story of when I was a baby, how my mother would sit me on the counter and I would ask for "cheese please. And Joe, the good, kind soul that he was, would give in to my command and slice me a piece.So heres to you Joe and Leo and the whole Superette family. Thanks for the memories, the good food and the many friendships that we made along the way.