Peace New York: Pino's La Forchetta

Pino's keeps it classy.

Pino's La Forchetta Pizza opened in 1962 in Park Slope, Brooklyn on 7th Ave. It is located across the street from P.S. 321, the iconic elementary school in Park Slope. When my mother attended 321 in the sixties, third graders were allowed  to go across the street once a week and have a slice for lunch. When I attended in the nineties, the rule was still the same. The first time walking into Pino's as an eight year old, on your own, with slice money in hand, is a memory thousands of Brooklyn natives will never forget.  Pino's welcomed the neighborhood kids to have fun in the orange booths and run around the aisles.  As stoned teenagers, Pino's was the munchie safe-haven. Through all of the changes and turbulence in my life, and the lives of 61 years worth of Brooklynites, Pino's has offered us great slices, comfort, and stability with classic Brooklyn charm and style.  Thanks Pino's, I will truly miss you! Peace!

-Jason

The slice Park Slope was raised on