owner Salvatore Fundaro feels strongly about two things: making old-school style pizza pies and, as Patch learned Thursday, criticizing Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Fundaro has plenty to fume about these days.
For one, there's the sold in containers larger than 16 fluid ounces, which currently occupy the bottom shelf of the restaurant's refrigerator. And that's not all. There are also tickets, rules and regulations that he says are making it difficult to keep his store open—.
Patch: How do you think the coming ban on large-sized sodas will affect your business?
Fundaro: If it's a family, it's going to be a really bad thing. If you're a single person, then it's good what he's saying. But if it's a family then they are going to have to spend a dollar more each and they cannot afford that! The issue is that he [Bloomberg] is a millionaire and he has no feeling for the people. He doesn't care what happens to the people. Why doesn't he give that money to the poor people and then tell them to eat better, drink better? It don't make no sense to do it this way.
Patch: Do you know how much money you're going to lose?
Fundaro: It's not about the money. It's about Bloomberg. He's no good. He should have never been mayor.
Patch: Well, he's only got another year or so left in office. Who do you think should replace him?
Fundaro: We need somebody who knows and understands the people, who can balance things and not always go with the minority... it's always the minority, the hundreds of people who get rich while the thousands of us lose the money. But you're not going to write that because you might lose your job for it.
Patch: Don't worry, I'm going to write down what you say.
Fundaro: Good. Right now all of you [journalists], you are fighting for the minority and you should be fighting for the majority. Because that's what we are. You should be fighting for us.