Vinny's Pizzeria at 445 Court Street near 4th Place.
I immediately asked around and found out that the pizza place is closed and is unlikely to re-open,
It appears that the owner, who had bought the business in the past 5-10 years from its original owner Joe, was way behind on payment of rent and may have been evicted.
Someone seemed to think all the equipment has already been moved out of the store.
Apparently, things have been a bit slow for this pizzeria for a while now.
If all the information is correct and Vinny's is gone for good, will you miss their pizza or their rice balls? Which is your favorite pizza place in the neighborhood?
Someone just forwarded the link to the NYC Department of Health. Looks like Vinny's was closed by the department in November 2015 for a host of issues. Here is a screen shot of the page.