Sunday, April 11, 2021

Five, Four, Three, Two, One KABLOOM!!!

Wooster Square Cherry Blossoms 

beginning to Bloom 

Normally, this time of year brings hope, joy and springful giddiness of the upcoming summer.

However, with sadness, we lost a Wooster Square Icon.
Owner of Pepe's pizza on Wooster Street. 

Gary Bimonte. 

Gary was passionate about pizza, his Italian roots, his famous Grandpa, Frank Pepe. He always spoke of the simple, fresh ingredients cooked in their coal fired oven.

Gary leaves a hole in Wooster Square this season. 

As if on cue, the day that Gary passed unexpectedly,
Wooster Square's Cherry Blossoms began to open.

As if Gary was looking down giving his warmth to the Square he loved. Blossoms started blooming right across from Iovanne Funeral home, where he will lay in rest on Monday, from 4-8pm.

Gary's funeral will be on Tuesday at 11:00 am at 
St. Michael's church in Wooster Square. The Mass will be live streamed on the Iovanne website.

In Japan, Cherry Blossoms are a reminder of how beautiful life is, but how preciously short. We are reminded to take in all the beauty while it lasts.

Alas, Gary's passing was a gut punch to the whole Wooster Square Community. The face of Pepe's, gone in a blink of the eye. The whole Pizza community mourns.

Special thanks to my Deputy Blossom Bloggers, Linda-Cristal Young and Aparna Devershetty. Without their help,  I couldn't bring you these updates!
(recovering from foot/ankle reconstruction.)

We will miss you Gary.

Here's some photos from this weekend!

First some from Deputy Blossom Blogger
Linda-Cristal Young

Hurray for the pink white and blue!

Late Bloomers

We're tidying up!

8 Hughes Place pops first!

Hughes Place

Pretty pink popper pleases plenty people!

Heat from lamp lights fuse!

White petal perfection

Surreal city Sights Solicits Serious Sighs!

Virtual Fest this year!

Wooster Place South

Park Pleasers!

Thanks Linda Young!! Great Job!

Now some photos from Yesterday where the blossoms are on their way to peak. Puffy pink or white indicates peak in 4-6 days!!

Here's photos from our Deputy Blossom Blogger 
Aparna Devershetty!

8 Hughes 4-6 days

Pink Nation!

Pink Nation II

1000 Words

Morning Glories

Holy Hanami Happiness!

Pow! Right in the Kisser!

Land of Ahs!

Red fellow and some yellow

The Clock is ticking!!

Come see for yourself!

Lens ball fun!

Thanks again to my Deputy Blossom Bloggers
Linda Young and Aparna Devershetty!

The Blossoms will be peaking in 4-6 days!

As you can see, there's lots of photo opportunities here in World Famous, Historic Wooster Square!!

See you on Wooster Street
See You Round the Square!

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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful tribute. Thank you from another pizza maker.