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Aldo’s celebrates 50 years in Ozone Park

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Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 11:26 am, Thu Feb 14, 2013.

Aldo Calore, above, was only 16 years old when he first flipped pizza dough in the air. Six years later he opened up his first pizzeria, where he still works.

Aldo’s Pizza celebrated its 50th anniversary in business last year. In celebration of the milestone, as well as for its contributions to the Ozone Park community over the last half century, including after Hurricane Sandy, Councilman Eric Ulrich presented Calore with a Council proclamation, above right.

After Sandy hit, Aldo’s, which got back in business at its Cross Bay Boulevard location fairly quickly, sent pizzas to Broad Channel, whose residents spent nearly two weeks without power or heat.

Aldo’s Pizza was established at 76-17 101 Ave. in City Line in 1962 and opened its second location at 137-01 Cross Bay Blvd. a few decades later. The original location closed a few years ago and Calore merged the two pizzerias into the one on Cross Bay, where he has both a pizzeria and full sit-down restaurant.

— Domenick Rafter

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