New York Metropolis is mourning the lack of a legend, after Domenico DeMarco — founding father of the long-lasting Di Fara Pizza in Midwood — has died at age 85.
His household confirmed their father’s dying on Instagram, together with his daughter saying “he was the hardest working man I know and he was a leader and will remain a leader through his legacy. It is with a broken heart that I must share that he has left my mom, my brothers, my sister, myself and all those that loved him.”
DeMarco got here to the nation within the ’50s from southern Italy, establishing store on the nook of Avenue J and East 14th Road again in 1965. By the years, he by no means stopped doing what he beloved: making pizza.
Phrase of his pies unfold, and he would go on to earn the popularity of getting the perfect pizza in NYC — relying on who you ask. Anthony Bourdain, former mayor Invoice de Blasio and plenty of others believed it was the perfect slice within the metropolis, however anybody who had a style would at very least name a slice from Di Fara the quintessential New York pizza.
Mayor Eric Adams additionally known as DeMarco a “legend,” saying his “legacy will live on anytime someone picks up a pie from Di Fara.”