SPQR on Mulberry Street has closed along with bakery and cafe La Bella Ferrara. I, like many, will surely miss the lovely smell and large trays of cookies inside the bakery. Of course, it makes me sad to see Little Italy disappearing, but change is inevitable. It’s just a shame that the local color of so many cities in the United States has to be changed to make real estate developers and landlords richer.
Who I AmDina Di Maio, author of Authentic Italian: The Real Story of Italy's Food and Its People; Writer 20+ years; NY lawyer copyright and trademark experience
Goodreads: Authentic Italian
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