New York Pizzeria Icon Carol Grimaldi Has Died

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She was 75.

Some sad news: NBC reports that Carol Grimaldi has died at the age of 75. Grimaldi, along with her husband Patsy, of course, launched Patsy's Pizza — which eventually changed its name to Grimaldi's — in Dumbo in 1990 before eventually selling the business to Frank Ciolli. After Ciolli moved Grimaldi's up the street in 2011, Carol and Patsy reclaimed the original space and opened Juliana's, named for Patsy's mother. (To read more about that, check out this excellent 2012 story from New York.) NBC says the cause of death was cancer. [NBC, Related]