New Roma Pizza at 116 Delancey Closed Indefinitely

Posted on: June 3rd, 2011 at 6:28 am by

Thanks to an eyewitness report, we now have more conclusive details on the true fate of New Roma Pizza at 116 Delancey. The corner parlor, in business for decades, will not be reopening here. According to Boogie reader Meagen, Memorial Day was the quiet finale.

i just happened to grab a slice here after too many drinks at pianos ending my memorial day around 1am. the owner behind the counter informed me it was their last day, and they were being forced to close for renovations to the building, and probably would not re-open.

where is the LES going?

Alas, the inhabitants are being booted in favor of upscale living.  Meanwhile, another reader chimed in by saying this was the location of Levy’s luncheonette back in the 1950s.  Lost City published a piece about the corner last year, along with the following photo:

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  • Johannah Turner

    The late 1950s photo is exactly the way I remember that corner and food stand in the 1960s.  We lived a couple of blocks away, passed by Levy’s daily, sometimes bought a knish, a slice, or a hot dog.  There was frozen custard and I remember when thick shakes were introduced.  We also shopped in the Essex Street Market for fresh produce.  In the early 1960s there were still gum, soda, and ice cream vending machines in the IND/BMT subway station below. 

  • Johannah Turner

    When did it become New Roma pizza?