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My View: “Say Cheese” – Tony Danza Smiles For A Photo And Shows Us His Cheese Shop

My View: “Say Cheese” – Tony Danza Smiles For A Photo And Shows Us His Cheese Shop

Remember when shop keepers started their day by sweeping the sidewalks in front of the store? Well, quite a few folks walking past a 124 year old cheese shop in Little Italy have been known to say, “hey, doesn’t that guy with the broom look like Tony Danza”? Tony Danza is now “the boss” of the oldest Italian cheese shop in the United States after be became  partners with Karen King who was married to John (Cha Cha) Ciarcia. Ciarcia, the unofficial mayor of Mulberry Street. Cha Cha was Tony’s original boxing manager, and the  owner of Alleva. John Ciarcia passed away last year and Tony stepped up to the counter. Jamie deRoy and I were given a tour one afternoon, before Tony went uptown to his nighttime gig at Feinstein’s/54 Below. In whatever location he’s in – Tony Danza is making the customers very happy. Check out this video of Tony singing the praises of ALLEVA and Jamie and I eating on location at 188 Grand Street.

Jamie deRoy, Tony Danza, Stephen Sorokoff

Jamie deRoy, Tony Danza, Stephen Sorokoff

Tony, cleaning up!

Tony, cleaning up!

Tony Danza & Jamie deRoy

Tony Danza & Jamie deRoy

Stephen & Jamie & The Tony Danza Hero

Stephen & Jamie & The Tony Danza Hero

Little Italy

Little Italy

ALLEVA OUTDOOR CANOLI STAND

ALLEVA OUTDOOR CANOLI STAND

ALLEVA

ALLEVA

ALLEVA 188 Grand Street NYC

ALLEVA
188 Grand Street NYC

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Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is also an Honorary Board Member of The Society For The Preservation of The Great American Songbook. Stephen Sorokoff@gmail.com

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