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Lanza’s Murals

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The great Lanza’s restaurant shuttered in the summer of 2016. It had been in the East Village since 1904 and I miss it.

When we heard that Joe & Pat’s pizzeria would be moving in, it seemed okay. I worried about Lanza’s antique murals, but a peek inside showed they were being preserved under plastic during renovations.

A more recent peek shows the murals have been revealed–and they look good.

In the very back, the lady with one bared breast lives on.

Joe & Pat’s has added two walls of vintage photos, presumably from their 57 years of family business on Staten Island.

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