Tribute to a Great New Yorker (Writer) Pete Hamill

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Pete Hamill
I chose to use this picture, as Pete looks utterly Happy, Confident, and Content.
 
 
It is a most sad day in New York today. Those New Yorker’s with the good sense and capacity to know who this great man was, one of The Great New Yorker’s of all times. Hamill passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020, and New York and The World has just become a much less interesting place,” without Pete in it. Hamill may very well be the “Last of The Great Celebrity Newspaperman.”  Hamill wrote 10 novels and a couple collections of short stories, and he was a top author, he will most be remembered as a Newspaper Reporter. This he would tell you himself. His style was muscular, sometimes gritty, and always of energetic prose. 
 
Over his career Hamill worked (wrote) for The New York Post, New York Herald Tribune, The Daily News, Village Voice, and New York Magazine. He penned numerous articles for Esquire, Playboy, Rolling Stone, and other magazines. Hamill was at his best telling the story of his beloved city New York. He could seamlessly write great articles on crime scenes, crime, courthouse drama, of New York and the Worlds Power Brokers, and just about anything. He was a natural storyteller, and with so much knowledge with an encyclopedic take of New York, in his later years Hamill was often featured as a speaker in television documentaries the great metropolis, its history, places, events, and characters, The Heartbeat of New York. We all know him for his books and thousands of magazine and newspaper articles, but if you have never seen Pete Hamill talk about New York, people, anything, do yourself a favor and seek these documentaries out. He had a wonderful voice, and he could besides penning a story, Hamill was great at telling (vocally) as well.
 
Yes we have lost another great one in Pete. I know it sounds cliche “we’ve lost another great,” yes it may sound cliche, but it is as true as can be. When I look around, at such things as books, writings, music, entertainment, and the horrible crap they’ve (so-called musicians) been putting out the past 20 years or so, and the people we’ve lost over the years; Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., John Lennon, Dean Martin, Jimmy Breslin, and now Pete Hamill, the World is so less interesting. Sorry, but there just will never ever be any other entertainer like the great Frank Sinatra, there can’t be, current generations just don’t have the style or class to appreciate this type of greatness. If you have an entire generation listening to shitty crap rap music, and the so-called alternative rock, it proves right there that these people are completely devoid of good-taste. It so so sad, when we had all that great music (R&B, Pop, Standards, Rock n’ Roll) in the 1960s and 70s, that there is so much crap out there today, and practically all the so-called music is so horrible (other than a very few exceptions), “I just don’t get it?” Thank God for books, and Thank God for recordings so we don’t have to listen to all the Shitty Music (except when your in retail shops) that’s out there today, we can listen to the great stuff of the 1960s, 50s, and 70s, and not have to listen the shit they make today (Kanye, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, etc.), yes Thank God for recordings of the past. I feel sorry for the kids of today. We have R&B, Rock n’ Roll, Dean Martin, and Sinatra, and we always have Pete. This great man has passed away, we are thankful that we had him (for 85 years). Pete Hamill has passed away, a very sad day, but his words and his legacy live on, “read him.”
 
God Bless you Peter Hamill, and thank you for all you gave us. Rest in Peace, you live on in your written word.
 
 
DBZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A DRINKING LIFE
 
Pete Hamill
 
A Memoir
 
“Read This” !
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New York Times journalist Dan Barry once said, “If the pavement of this city could talk, it would sound like Pete Hamill.” Of course Barry was referring to Pete’s beloved hometown, New York City.
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.Pete at his Favorite Watering Hole
The LION’S HEAD
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NEW YORK
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pete Hamill with The Great Joe DiMaggio
 
and NT Daily News Cartoonist Bill Gallo
 
 
 
Pete Hamill at dinner with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
 
 
They once dated. Pete also dated Shirley McClain, 
 
and Linda Ronstadt
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Two Great New York City Writers
 
One Italian, One Irish
 
Gay Talese and Pete Hamill
 
 
 
 
 
 

SUNDAY SAUCE

WHEN ITALIAN-AMERICANS COOK

 
Daniel Bellino Zwicke
 
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WHY SINATRA MATTERS
Pete Hamill
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On same Page as Pete Hamill and Melania Trump Bestseller

 

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I came across this on Amazon and couldn’t resist posting it, Me & Melania Trump side by side in Best Sellers, books on Amazon.com … Me for my # 1 Best Selling Italian Cookbook  Sunday Sauce and the book about Melania Trump ‘s “The Art of Her Deal” – The Untold Story of Melania Trump that is rated  3 Stars, written by Pulitzer Prize Winning author Mary Jordan who wrote this un-authorized biography on The First Lady of The United States. Sunday Sauce by Daniel Bellino Zwicke is rated 4.5 Stars (almost 5 Stars), and was The # 1 Best Selling Italian Cookbook on Amazon Kindle for more than two years, beating out such power-house cookbook authors as Giada de Laurentis, Lidia Bastianich, and others.

I was especially honored to be on the same page as me, the great New York Writer – Pete Hamill with his wonderful book – Downtown : My Manhattan by Pete Hamill. I’ve been a hug fan of Hamill’s for more than 40 years. I’ve read Downtown, as usual it’s a splendid book. I also read Hamill’s “A Drinking Life,” and have been reading his Daily New column, as well as many great articles he wrote for New York Magazine over the years.

 

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Sunday Sauce

When Italian-Americans Cook

by Daniel Bellino Zwicke

Amazon.com

Corleone Family Recipes The Godfather

 
Connie Corleone’s Wedding Picture
 
Where’s Michael
 
Vito Corleone with His Sons Michael, Sonny, and Freddo
 
 
 

 

 
Michael Corleone (AL Pacino)
 
Michael asks Kay, “How’s your Lasagna?”
 
 
 
 
Connie Corleone’s Wedding Lasagna
 
 
RECIPE CONNIE CORLEONE’S
 
WEDDING LASAGNA
 
MANGIA ITALIANO
 
by Daniel Bellino Zwicke


The Fictitious FRANK SINATRA
 
JOHNNY FONTAINE played by AL MARTINO
 
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA’S The GODFATHER
Kay with Michael
At Connie’s Wedding

 

 

A CORLEONE FAMILY MEAL
 
RECIPES  in GREANDMA BELLINO’S COOKBOOK
 
“RECIPES from My SICILIAN NONNA”
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CORLEONE’S SICILIAN RECIPES
CAPONATA – ARANCINI – TIMBALLO
ZUPPA – MACCHERONI and More …
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Bonna Serra ask The DON a Favor
 
 
 
 
Pete Clemenza Shows Michael How to Make SAUCE
 
 
 
 
SUNDAY SAUCE alla CLEMENZA
 
RECIPE from The GODFATHER
 
And Other CORLEONE FAVORITES
 
PAULIE’S gonna get some GABAGOOL
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Fire Every Grossly Overpaid CEO in American and Reduce Pro Athletes Insane Salaries “NOW” !

 

Lebron James “Overpaid Pro Basket Ball Player”
 
He Makes 89 MILLION DOLLARS a YEAR
36 MILLION DOLLAR Salary and 53 Million in Endorsements
“THIS IS OBSCENE, It’s INSANE, and a SIN”
“HE is NOT Worth IT” Nobody is ! 6 Million isn’t Enough LEBRON ?
 
 
He should make $6 Million Dollars a Year, and the other 83 MILLION Should go to the POOR and for HEALTH CARE . This would be the right thing to happen. No, you’ve got a bunch of idiots that pay over $100 for a Players Jersey that shouldn’t cost more than $40, they’ll pay $100, $200, $300 for tickets that shouldn’t be more than $40 for the most expensive seat in the house. And why are all the seats so expensive, because people are morons and pay the price and because you have Professional Baseball, Basketball, and Football Players making 20 Million, 30 Million Dollar or more a year. “EVERYTHING is OUT of WHACK. It’s TIME for a CORRECTION, Like there are CORRECTIONS on WALL STREET when a particular Stock is Over Valued, or the entire Stock Market is too High, natural Corrections take Place. It’s time that we have to pay insane amounts of money for Concert Tickets that Cost 2, 3, 4,       5 Hundred Dollars and even much more, and the worst Crappy Nose Bleed Seats Cost in excess of $100 .. They just want to keep RIPPING PEOPLE OFF, and the people are DUMB Enough to Pay.

It’s Time all this Shit Changes. There needs to be a serious Correction of Grossly Overpaid CEOs, Pro Athletes and ROCK STARS make these obscen amounts of Money, when millions of Children are Starving and living in Poverty all around the World, and many millions of people barely able to pay their Rent, put Food on the Table, purchase basic necessities, afford Health Insurance, and on and on. and we have people making Sinful, Insane amounts of money that they just don’t deserve. When is this SHIT going to End. It has to, and baby just maybe, now is finally the time. I was quite happy when I heard that the owners of Professional Baseball Teams are thinking about paying the Grossly Overpaid Pro Baseball please a fraction of their salaries considering the Pandemic we are in, and that the Pro Teams like almost every, but not all businesses in the country are making a hell of a lot less are thier bottom lines. Please oh Please drastically cut any professional athlete who makes more than 4 Million Dollars a year, Please cut their salaries all of them. They are al Grossly Overpaid Prima Donnas who don’t deserve anywhere near what they make. And who pays for? No the owners don’t pay the salaries of these Grossly Overpaid Athletes, the fans do. People never bring this up, people are morons. Either that, or they have their heads in the sand.

 
 
 
 
Jamie Dimon Like most CEOs is Grossly Overpaid
 
“CUT HIS SALARY. HE’S NOT WORTH IT”
 
NOBODY IS
 

 

BOB IGOR is GROSSLY OVERPAID
 
“FUCKING CUT HIS SALARY”
 
He Makes FUCKING 47 MILLION DOLLARS a YEAR
 
CUT His Salary to 6 MILLION a YEAR and Give 41 MILLION to The POOR and into a FUND For USA HEALth CARE “Anything but give him or Any CEO who makes more tha 6 Million a YEAR” It’s a SIN. A Sin to Pay People these obscen amounts of Moeny when People are DYING because the don’t have Health Insure. There’s something wrong with this World When  thsese people Make such obscene amounts of money, yet there are so many 100s of Millions living in Poverty all around the world, go hungry and live ilike Paupers. “It’s a SIN.”
Hey, I’ve got nothing against people making Money, but what’s wrong with making 3, 4, 5, o 6 Million Dollars a year, year after year, Six Million Dollars isn’t enough for you Lebron, or grossly overpaid Mike Trout who makes 50 Million Dollars a year, that’s a SIN. What is this World coming to?
David Zaslave is FUCKING GROSSLY OVERPAID
 
He FUCKING MAKES $129 MILLION DOLLARS a YEAR “This GUY SUCKS” !!!
 
“It’s a SIN for Him or Anyone to Make this Kind of MONEY”
 
WHAT is WRONG with THIS WORLD. 6 MILLION a Year WOULDN’T BE ENOUGH ?
GREED !!!
 

He Should be Paid 6 Million Dollars a Year and Put 123 MILLION a YEAR to HEALTH CARE & POOR

“FEED The STARVING CHILDREN” !!! SAVE PEOPLE S LIVES, but NO you Have to GIVE GREEDY SOBs Like DAVID ZASLAV 129 MILLION a YEAR.

 HE is NOT That SMART. None of these CEOs are that Smart to Warrant the Disgustingly Obscene amounts of Money they make. TRUST ME, I’ve met many CEOs over the years and NOT EVEN one of them Impressed me. They are not really that smart. It’s all the people 

under then that actually run and make the companies run the company. There isn’t one CEO in America who’s worth the insane amount of Money they make. “No where near it.”

 

All these CEOs have to do is make a few decisions hear and there that 1 out of 10 people living in America could make. Almost all Doctors are far superior in Smarts than CEOs are. Probably half of the teachers in America are smarter than just about any CEO and half the teachers in America are capable of being a CEO, it’s not that hard, it’s all the People Under these GROSSLY OVERPAID CEOs that are doing all the work. The people under the CEO are running the Companies, not the CEOs, they should all be FIRED, and all CEO in America eliminated. We don’t need the.
 

 The Only CEOs who deserve the Money they make, are the CEOs who actually Created or Own the Business they run. People like Jeff Bezos who created Amazon, Bill Gates who created Microsoft, Ellon Musk who created Tesla, and CEOs like these guys who actually created the companies, they deserve the Money they make, but not any Grossly Overpaid CEO who was hired to run a company but did not create the company, these guys shouldn’t make more than 6 Million a Year and even less. They don’t deserve these obscene amounts of Money because they don’t make the company run, all the epole below them make the company tick, not the CEOs. When are poeple going to Wise Up?Fire all the CEOs and let every company be run by everyone in the company MINUS teh Overpaid unimpressive CEOs. The 3, or 6 people directly under the CEOs should make all the decisons and GET RID of EVERY CEO in America. This would be the RIght Thing to Do. It would be the SMART THING to DO .

WE DON’T NEED ONE DAM CEO in AMERICA, FIre theM ALL and let the TOP PEOPLE UNDER THEM Run the Company, and the Insane Amount of MONEY that Would have Gone to the CEO should go into HEALTH CARE, Education, and Feeding and Helping the Poor, not to people who are already rich and don’t need another Single Dime, and could live Very Comfortable for the rest of their lives if they didn’t make one more RED CENT in there entire lives, they already have so many MILLIONS.

 
This GUY is a GROSSLY OVERPAID Athlete
 
His Name is MIKE TROUT and he makes a SINFUL 50 MILLION DOLLARS a YEAR
CUT HIS SALARY to 6 MILLION a Year. “THAT”S a LOT of FUCKING MONEY” !
 
Give the other 44 MILLION DOLLARS to The POOR, to EDUCATION and HEALTH CARE
And not this GROSSLY OVERPAID PERSON
 
“DO THE right THING”

 

The SAME GOES FOR ROCK STARS
 
I LOVE the ROLLING STONES, but I had to Pay $200 for NOSE BLEED SEATS at MET LIFE STADIUM to SEE THEM This Past SUMMER. Those seats should not have been more than $15 all the way on top.
 
And the Best seats shouldn’t be more than $75 “THAT WOULD BE RIGHT

When I was a teenager, my brother and I used to go to a lot of MET Games every year, and a Yankee game once in a while. We always bought box seats which were the Best and Most Expensive Seats in the house. Do you know how much the BEST SEATS in the house at SHEA STADIUM were? They were just $6. Yes I said $6 for the best most expensive seats in the house. When I became a young adult and was making the median average income at the time, I was making $300 a week,. That was back in the mid to late 1970s. I used to go to ROCK Concerts to see the Rolling Stones, George Harrison, The Allman Brothers, and CROSBY STILLS NASH & YOUNG. Do you know how much the seats were? The seats were $8, $10, $12, and I never paid more than $16 for the top bands at the time. Now consider that the average median income since the late 70s to now, 40 year later has not gone up 20 Times like Major League Baseball Tickets, nor 10 Times like tickets to an NFL Football game, nor 30 Times, like major ROCK CONCERTS. No, the average median income in the USA had only gone up 2 1/2 times from $300 to a mere $700 in 40 Years, while Concert tickets increased 40 times, Pro Sorts tickets have increased 20 times, a Hershey Bar has gone up 5 times since the 70s, and a one way fare on The New York City Subway System has gone from .35 Cents in 1976 to $2.75 a ride, or 8 Times what it was 40 years ago, yet my salary has only gone up 2- 1/2 times. And don’t even get me started on the cost of buying a House or renting an apartment. The RICH Get RICHER and the POOR get POORER. It’s True Folks.

Do you Think I’m a Communist? No, I’m Not. What I am is Rational, Smart, and I have common sense, and I know, things should be different. Lower the amount of Money that Overpaid Athletes and CEOs make, along with  what Rock Stars make, “they should make a lot less, but that I don’t care about that much, because I’ve seen a lot of great musical entertainers when ticket prices were reasonable. I saw as I said, George Harrison, The rolling Stones, Al Green, Chuck Berry, The Allman Brothers Band, Tony Bennett, and the great Frank Sinatra 7 times, and I never paid more than $40 a ticket for good tickets to see Sinatra. I’d hate to think what Sinatra tickets would cost these days. And there’s hardly any good musicians to see left any more, other than maybe Elton John and Joe Walsh. The music the past 20 years, basically 90% of it SUCKS. Almost every so-called musical artist suck, and the NOISE they make, “I Refuse to call it music. No Melody, structure, or Rhythm, just Garbage. “Thank God for Recordings, so I can listen to all the Great ROCK, R&B, TOP 40s Music, and great performers like SINATRA, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr., and the great Dean Martin. I can listen to all that great music and not the Shit they’ve been making for the past 20 Years. 



“WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED to MUSIC?”

It doesn’t exist anymore. Only the good old stuff.

More on this tomorrow.

 

Daniel

Coronavirus Coffee NYC

 

It’s not my usual Coffee. Getting a coffee from a neighborhood Korean Deli and drinking out on the street, usually in one of my nearby little local parks in Greenwich Village and Soho, in the great city of New York. No it’s not my usual coffee, which for the past 37 years is daily at one of my favorite local cafes, and never ever at Starbucks, no fucking way. It’s got to be at nice small independent cafe, no chain joints for me. I did have my daily espresso ro cappuccino for exactly 30 years at my beloved Caffe Dante on Macdougal Street in Greenwich Village, and yes oddly enough, it was for exactly 30 years, from June of 1985 when I came back from my first trip to Italy, to the sad day in 2015 when my pal Mario Flotta (from Avelino, Italy) sold the 100 year old Italian Caffe to some Australian guy who bought the name along with the lease and whatever else it entailed to take over the place, and then proceeded to turn my beloved caffe into a expensive high-priced trendite cocktail lounge, which it has been for the past 4 years. 
 
Yes I started going to Caffe Dante soon after I came back from Italy in the Summer of 1985. I myself am of Italian (Sicilian) ancestry and I made my first of many trips back to the mother-land, Italy and fell in love with the many rituals and authentic ways of Italian coffee, Italian Food and Wine and the whole Italian lifestyle and I was looking for the most authentic places (restaurants, shops, and caffes) to get pasta, espresso, cappuccino, gelato, Prosciutto, Parmigano, and such, and when it came the most authentic espresso and an Italian Caffe to get it at, Caffe Dante on Macdougal Street in Greenwich Village was the undisputed champ. So I started going to Caffe Dante for espresso and cappuccino, and it would turn out that I went there almost every single day for my Italian Coffee fix for exactly 30 years, until Mario sold the place and I could no longer go. The about 1992 my girlfriend Dante (yes her name was Dante) discovered a new place on Sullivan Street in Soho called Once Upon a Tart, and I started going there as well, but of course, not stopping to go to Dante which I went to every single day. Yous see the thing is that, on days that I don’t work, I will make at least 2 and sometimes 3 cafe stops in a single day, and though I’d have my first coffe of the day at Dante, after I went back home, had my lunch and then went back out for my second cup, it was usually to the Tart as anyone who was a regular would call it, and I was one. In fact, I was a regular from the day they opened in 1992, until the day they sadly closed, quite incidentally in 2015 as well. So I lost 2 cafes in one dreadful year. 
 
I had already started going to have coffee once a week, usually on Sunday to the lounge inside the Marlton Hotel on West 8th Street in Greenwich Village, and I was doing this for about 3 or 4 years in that dreadful year of 2015 when I lost my two favorite cafes. So Caffe Dante and Once Upon a Tart both happen to come upon bad times, and they just weren’t making enough money by the time 2015 rolled around, and they both ended up closing shop. So my two beloved cafes both closed, now what was I to do. I’m a cafe freak, and I gotta have my coffee and it has to be at a nice relaxing, comfortable cafe where they don’t play and shitty crap rap music or anything like that. They’ve got to have good cofffe3, a nice ambiance, friendly service, and it can’t be a chain place like Starbucks, “no fucking way!”






 
 
 
Porto Rico Coffee Importers and Roasters
 
Since 1906
 
Best Place to Buy ground or whole roast coffee beans in all  of New York.
 
 

 

 My Beloved CAFFE DANTE
 
Macdougal Street
 
New York, NY
 
 
 
 
Me and Mario Flotta
 
The Day That DANTE Closed
 
2015
 
 
 
The Day that The TART Closed
 
Me (L) with Jerome, the Owner of ONCE UPON a TART
 
Chris Nominee and John Kenny
 
Sullivan Street
 
Soho, NY
 
2015
 
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CORONAVIRUS COOKING RECIPES
The BADASS COOKBOOK
CHILI – SOUPS – PASTA
MEATLOAF – TACOS – BURRITOS
FRIED CHICKEN & More ..
 

 

 
 
Bleecker Farms / Korean Market
 
One of the places where I get my Coffee these days,
 
during the Coronavirus Flu Pandemic of 2020
 
 
My Coffee from Bleecker Farms
 
Bleecker Street
 
Greenwich Village, New York
 

 

DISINFECTANT & TOILET PAPER
ITALIAN RECIPES for CORONAVIRUS COOKING 
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Top Food Delivery Places Greenwich Village New York – Coronavirus Days

Mamoun’s Falafel


Founded in 1971, Mamoun’s has long been one of the best spots in all of New York 
to get great “Cheap Eats.” At just $4 for a falafel that for most is easily enough to fill you up at lunch, an in-between meal or even dinner. And as far as Great Late Night Cheap Eats, Mamoun’s just can’t be beat. I like get a Falafale-Baba (Babaganoush) Combo, at $5 it a inexpensive, fast, tasty meal that I can get anytime I like, as my apartment building is a short two blocks away.

PS … Mamoun’s claims to be the First Place Ever to serve Falafel Sandwiches in New York. We beleive this to be trued, and even if it’s not, they are easily the most famous Falafel Joint in the entire city. No contest!

Joe’s Pizza



Along with Mamoun’s. Joe’s Pizza on Carmine Street is another Top List # 1 in all of New York City. Joe’s is well known as New York’s #1 favorite “Best Slice” (Pizza) in all of New York. And in a town that’s known as the undisputed Best Pizza in all of America, and is considered one of the Best Places on God’s Good Earth to get a Slice of Pizza, being known as The Best Slice Joint in the great City of New York is no small feat. 

Yes  Joe’s is a great Cheap Eat and one of the best deals in the city, with a slice going for $3 and two for $6, it’s easily in the parameters of what is considered a “Cheap Eat,” any meal that cost Ten Dollars or less, Joe’s does the trick and you’re cheap cheezy 2nd rate product, you’re getting what most people consider the best (not me) in the whole city.

Footnotes :

1)   Speaking of Cheezy, I’ve got to mention the .99 Cent Slice of Pizza. There are a couple within two blocks of Joe’s. There’s one north on 6th Avenue. A slice of Pizza for .99 cents. It uses cheap “Cheezy” Cheese. Hey it’s just a Buck, and for many two slices of Pizza for $6 is a bit dear, so these .99 cent slice joints do serve their purpose, and that’s to feed the less fortunate who can’t afford the 6 Dollars it would cost to get 2 slices of pizza, they get two for just $2, and for them it makes a Huge Difference. Basta!

2 )   If you notice that when I wrote that, “Most people consider Joe’s the Best Slice in the city (not Me), that is how I feel. It’s not that I don’t think they’re not good, they are. It’s just that I feel that the pizza at Joe’s is very good, even one of the Best, just that it’s not the # 1 single best, there are others. Joe’s pizza is very good, a bit over-rated, and definitely not the single best slice in New York. There are many others just as equally excellent as Joe’s. Basta.



Faicco’s Pork Store

Great Italian Hero Sandwiches and Meatball Parms. A bit expensive, but definitely worth it if you have the cash, I don’t. I could, but I make such great food for far less money, so I’m not going to throw $14 away on a single sandwich, when I can make four sandwiches for the same $14, and it would cost me about $60 to get four sandwiches at Faicco’s. Now don’t get me wrong I love the place. I love buying my  fresh Italian Sausage from them, along with Sopresseta and other Salumi products, tomatoes, pasta, olive oil, and cheese, but I make it myself at home, unlike many others for whom $14 for a sandwich is no problem, Faicco’s is great. They make one of the best Italian Sandwiches (along with Parisi’s) in all of New York City.







SUNDAY SAUCE

RECIPES How to Make SUNDAY SAUCE

ITALIAN GRAVY

BRACIOLE and MEATBALLS

And How to Make a Great ITALIAN SUB SANDWICH

This and More, in SUNDAY SAUCE

WHEN ITALIAN-AMERICANS COOK






United States Postal Service Motto is Debunked

 
A Statue of Benjamin Franklin
 
The 1st Post Master General o The US Postal Service
 
Washington DC
 
 
 
“Neither Snow nor Rain nor Heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” This the famous unofficial Motto of The United States Postal Service has been Debunked not by Snow, nor Rain, Nor Gloom of Night, but the US Postal Service did not deliver mail in March of 2020, stopped by the Pandemic of the Coronavirus in the United States of America, thus debunking the famed motto of Mailmen (and women) as they have temporarily stopped delivering the mail. I myself haven’t gotten my mail in the past 4 days, and I didn’t even know it, no notification, no announcement through the media on any TV News program at all, but simply because I ran into a lady who lives in my building and told me she had just come from the Post Office ( Varick Street, New York NY) where she picked up her mail. I didn’t even know, and I would not have known if my neighbor hadn’t told me what was going on (no delivery of the US Mail). I’m really shocked that this has not been in the news. Why? It is quite a big story.
 
Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining at all, I’m just stating facts. There’s a lot of craziness and all sorts of life changes and adapting to a very different kind of life. “It’s a Pandemic,” so I understand that the Postal Service is not delivering the mail now. I’m just quite surprised that nobody told us. Seriously, what happened?
 
It was no big deal going to pick up my mail, just a 5 minute walk from my house to my local Post Office. I waited on line, got for about 10 minutes, gave the clerk my Drivers License as proof of identification. Then I waited about 6 minutes for the man to go find my mail and bring it back to me. Not too bad. And then it occurred to me that the famous US Mail motto, that Snow, Rain, nor Gloom of Night could keep them from delivering the mail, but Coronavirus and the pandemic of 2020 did. It’s now fact, the mail was not delivered. It’s quite historical? The day the mail didn’t get delivered, the Post Office and postal carriers were stopped from making their appointed rounds. Didn’t happen. No big deal. People often criticize the US Postal System, “I don’t know why? What the hell do they want.?” I for one have always been quite satisfied with their service. It’s excellent. Well, I think so anyway, and I still do, despite the fact that for the first time in my 50 plus years, they have not delivered the mail. They didn’t make their appointed rounds? So What, there’s a dam pandemic going on, we’ve all had to make adjustments, this is just one more. Not a big deal.
 
It is however a historical event. It’s historical and a big event at that, but far smaller than the bigger thing at hand, the Pandemic, but we’re gonna make it, we going to get thought this thing, and as Governor Cuomo said yesterday, “We’re gonna kick Corona’s Ass.” So I got my own mail? Big deal.
 
Basta!
 
Daniel Bellino Zwicke
 
NY, NY
 

 

The Main New York City Post Office on 8th Avenue
And the place where those Famous Words are Inscribed 
“Neither Snow nor Rain nor Heat nor Gloom of Night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
New York, NY
 
The 80th Anniversary of The Pony Express
 
The most Famous US Mail Couriers of All-Time
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The BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK 

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