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in Bensonhurst, There’s a Chicken in Every (Melting) Pot

“God gives every one of us a gift,” observes Carlo Formisano. “Let’s just say that giving people the best chicken around is our special gift.” During his 24 years as manager of the La Pera Brothers live poultry market in Bensonhurst, Formisano has attracted new waves of immigrants and kept the loyalists coming back for more.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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