Does Anyone Remember: Bruno’s Grocery Store?

This is John Bruno of Bruno’s Grocery Store, which was at 17th St. & 6th Ave. Angelo posted this picture of his great grandfather. Apparently, the store was going throughout the 1950s until they took the building for the Prospect Expressway: “That’s when he came to live with us at Ave U and East 5th,” he says. “He passed away in 1957.”

Bruno’s wasn’t the only shop that got razed by the Prospect Expressway. “My parents had a delicatessen (Henry’s) on the corner of 7th Avenue and 18th Street, a couple of blocks away,” writes PSPhoenix. “It also was destroyed to build the expressway. A year later they bought another delicatessen on 7th between 10th & 11th streets. Both now gone, but I still live there.”

Who else remembers Bruno’s and Henry’s?

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  1. this is thomas bruno. of course i remember him. my father was his fathers brother.so he was mygreat uncle . my dad name was gaitano bruno he had a fruit and vegtable store. i lived on 6th ave and 17th st. my dad died at 86. i remember bruno store. He was nice to the kids.

    18TH STREET 5TH AVE FELIXES AND THe jokers

    BLACKY BRUNO
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    I REMEMBER IT ALL IN THE 50S EVERY STORE EVERY FRIEND EVERY MOVIE THEATER, , BLACKY, BILLY MUDGE, THE DELVECCHIOS. MOON , ROBERT CURCIO,CANNONBALL, JIMMY DUGAN, FROM 22ND CAGGIANO,POOPSIE KIBBLER, JOEY MAYO, ARCHIE ARCHIGRASSO,BUTCHIE UMBRIA,FRANKIE SALATTA ROBERT RUGGERRIO VINNY SCADERO WITH ALL RESPECTS GEORGIE AWALL ART MARR ABLESON 18TH STREET,JOHN ,TONY ANTHONY CAMMILLE MARRELLI, STEVEN PRICE,JACKIE SIMMS , BILLY MUFFIN 6 FT 6 ON PROSPECT LOL THE CAMBRIAS, THE MELPHY FAMILY PAULY MCPOLAND AND EVANGELA ON 20TH ROSE VITALIE,JOHN PANZA FATHER OWENED 3 STARR ZIPPO 22ND VIOLA 22ND AND SALLY EARS KNEW MY SISTER LINDA BRUNO FRANKIE NAPOLI, THE MINIFO FAMILY, IF YOU REMEMBER IT WOULD BE GREAT REMENISSING

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    BLACKY BRUNO
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    PS146 RICCARDI BROS WITH SANDWICH SHOP FATHER IN FRUIT BUSINESS 20TH AND 5TH, PETER CACCIONE 6TH AND 18TH STREET DELI, LENNY POLICCANNI HAD BROTHER JR., ALFRED,LENNY MINIFOS
    RICHIE WALSH, NOW 20TH ST.—DUVAS–PAUL HANSON–THIS WAS THE BEST TIME OF OUR LIVES DOES ANYONE REMEBER MANUEL TRAININGJOE PEPERTONE GOT SHOT I WAS 3 FEET AWAY,, THEN THE 72ND PRECINCT TOOK US AWAY FOR NOT RATTING. 5 HRS LATER GEORGE DIGGER ODELLE RED HOOK BOY MADE IT THAT WE COULD LEAVE AFTER WE GOT BEAT UP. THE OLD DTORY HR DIDNT KNOW THE GUN WAS LOADED. BELIEVE IT OR NOT HE BECAME A MAILMAN LOL.

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    BLACKY BRUNO
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    hey archie occhiograsso you miss me / we did have fun cant deny. how have you been were are you. i live in staten island and flarida my mom and sis live in florida. i worked in ny transit with john marielli and thank god im retired write me at nyjd12@aol.com hope all is well.

    blacky of the jokers and a pain in the neck

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    DanielJ
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    I wish I knew someone named Poopsie Kibbler.

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    BLACKY BRUNO
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    pupsy kibbler lived on 21st and hung out in roccos candy store right across the street from the funeral parlor brother buster brother johnny passed away

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    BLACKY BRUNO
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    DO YOU REMEBER RONALD COOPER. HE LIVED ACROSS FROM FELIXES. HE PLAYED A SAXAPHONE AND ENDED UP IN DIZZY GULLESSPPI BAND..TOMMY ROSE BECAME A SINGER AND THEN DIED. IN MANUEL REMEMBER MR. RICCIO WHEN THE SCHOOL WENT ON STRICK, MR RICCIO THROW MY FRIEND BILLY SQUIRE OFF A CAR.AT MANUEL ANYBODY HAVE THESE TEACHERS MR STEPHANO, MR MACDEMARRA MR VISCO MRS WOLF
    MR DINNERMAN, MR SESAL THE DEAN AND WE THROGH FIRECRACKERS AT MR CORY SHELLSHOCK CORY THAT IS!!! REMEBER MUPHY THE COP CASE ALL THE ITALIANS AND CALL US GINNY BASTARDS OUTSIDE OF MANUEL.
    REMEBER WE WENT UP ON THE SCHOOL ROOF AND BOMB HIM WITH WATER BALLONS. AND THE UNMENTIONALBLE GUYS
    AS I GOT OLDER AND BECME FULL GROWN NUT FROM THE JOKERS I BECAME FRIEND WITH SOUTH BROOKLYN BOYS, REEDHOOK ,40TH STREET,
    SOME PEOPLE DID VERY WELL AND BECAME CITY WORKSER SOME POLITIC AND SOME OF THE UNMENTIONABLES WERE WISEGUY. BUT ALL AND ALL I KEEP REMEBERING THINGS I WILL POST

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    BLACKY BRUNO
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    TO ANTONY UMBRIA THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE FANTASTASTIC EFFORTS TO MAKE ME FEEL AT HOME. BOBBY RIZZO USED TO PLAY GUITAR WITH SANTO AND JOHNNY AND A DRUMMER WHO LIVED ON 18TH STREET NAMED CASTADEO PROBALY SPELLED WRONG. SANTO AND JOHNNY HOUSE WAS KNOKED DOWN WHEN THE HIGHWAY CAM YOU ARE A CONSIDERATE PERSON THROW SOMES NAMES NAT ME I HAVE FAMILY OF ALL AGES I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE YOU HAPPY U R ENTERTAINING ME AND AND MY WIFE FOR 2 DAYS NOW THANK YOU
    GO
    BLACKY LOL

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    DelVecchio
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    I too remember the DelVecchio’s, because I am one myself – Tom, son of Jimmy “Junior” DelVecchio. Unfortunately my father, James passed away early yesterday morning and I thought all of his old Joker pals would like to know.

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    DelVecchio
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    James DelVecchio obituary Newsday Saturday June 4, 2011

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