Vucciria Food & Gourmet on 86th Street
This brightly-colored sign doesn’t look like it belongs to the grocery store at 2275 86th Street. After a little digging, it seems like space and sign are owned by local produce businessman Silvio LoVerde, who registered Vucciria as a gourmet foods brand under the banner Orchard King Corp Specialty Gourmet, which houses a few other of LoVerde’s produce ventures.
LoVerde is a fifth-generation farmer and green grocer, according to his LinkdIn profile, which works out well since his last name actually means “the green” in Spanish.
Tell us, have you been to Vucciria/Orchard King?
This photo, by Retrofresh! via Flickr, is timeless and just about perfect in its depiction of what could be one of dozens of random corner stores in Bensonhurst.
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Reader Victoria F. sent in the above photo yesterday. It shows the bus stop in front of the Chang Wang grocery store on Bay Parkway near 67th Street. Pretty much everything but the sign at the top of the pole has been obscured by an impressively large stack of cardboard boxes.
The piles of discarded boxes and other smelly garbage is 6 feet high and completely blocking the bus stop. Not to mention the fishy stench and a block of double parked cars.
Gotta love that fishy stench!
We’re not sure if the sheer amount of trash has anything to do with the holiday weekend – or if this is normal.
If you pass by this spot on the regular, please feel free to weigh in.
We’re especially interested in hearing from anyone who has ever had the pleasure of using this bus stop. Do you stand in the street (which could potentially be dangerous) or just walk to the next stop? What about small children and the elderly?