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New York City Grocer Andy Balducci Dead at 92

New York City Grocer Andy Balducci Dead at 92

Balducci changed the way New Yorkers buy groceries

Andy Balducci, who helped pioneer Balducci’s premium grocery store in New York City, has died at the age of 92.

Andy Balducci of specialty grocer Balducci’s has died at the age of 92, Eater reports. In 1946, the local legend helped his father run a fruit cart by the same name in Greenwich Village before expanding to a storefront on Sixth Avenue in 1972. That outpost was the first in New York City to offer premium foods with a butcher, fishmonger, cheese, pastries, and produce all in the very same place. The flagship location closed in 2003.

According to the website of Baldor Foods (the retailer’s wholesale division), acclaimed food critic James Beard was a regular customer of Balducci’s and even once said the vendor always sold “the best of the best, at the right price,” including snowy white silver dollar mushrooms for 39 cents per pound — a hot ticket item for the shop’s early customers.

Balducci, who was born in Brooklyn and raised in Italy before returning to the States, is credited with introducing broccoli rabe to California farmers and was one of the first direct importers of prosciutto di Parma, Eater reports. He is survived by his wife, two children, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Present-day Balducci’s now has 11 stores in New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Maryland, where the company is headquartered. Various locations have been featured on television and in films including the sitcom Will and Grace, rom-com Fatso, and Spike Lee’s 25th Hour. To see which other grocers are making waves across the nation, here is the best grocery store in every state.


Hugh Carey Is Dead at 92

Hugh Carey, who as governor led New York through the fiscal crises of the 1970s and helped keep New York City out of bankruptcy, died on Sunday. He was 92 years old.

A fundamental question confronted Mr. Carey on his first day in office: How would New York pay the bills for more than a decade and a half of a dramatic expansion of government services under his predecessor, Nelson Rockefeller?

Mr. Carey and his aides answered by setting up creative financial mechanisms, winning concessions from banks and unions and pushing a reluctant federal government to help save New York City from bankruptcy. During his tenure, he slowed the growth of state government.

"Governor Carey faced this challenge with tenacity and a conviction that gave New Yorkers hope that government could lead our state through the crisis," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a written statement. "He called for shared sacrifice and asked all New Yorkers to come together. New Yorkers across the state heard the Governor's call to action, followed his lead, and the ship was righted."

Mr. Carey, a Democrat, launched his 1974 campaign for governor just after the death of his first wife, Helen. He had represented parts of Brooklyn in Congress for 14 years, but was a relative underdog. Still, he won the Democratic primary and went on to defeat Malcolm Wilson, the Republican incumbent who had taken over the governorship after Mr. Rockefeller's resignation in 1973.


Hugh Carey Is Dead at 92

Hugh Carey, who as governor led New York through the fiscal crises of the 1970s and helped keep New York City out of bankruptcy, died on Sunday. He was 92 years old.

A fundamental question confronted Mr. Carey on his first day in office: How would New York pay the bills for more than a decade and a half of a dramatic expansion of government services under his predecessor, Nelson Rockefeller?

Mr. Carey and his aides answered by setting up creative financial mechanisms, winning concessions from banks and unions and pushing a reluctant federal government to help save New York City from bankruptcy. During his tenure, he slowed the growth of state government.

"Governor Carey faced this challenge with tenacity and a conviction that gave New Yorkers hope that government could lead our state through the crisis," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a written statement. "He called for shared sacrifice and asked all New Yorkers to come together. New Yorkers across the state heard the Governor's call to action, followed his lead, and the ship was righted."

Mr. Carey, a Democrat, launched his 1974 campaign for governor just after the death of his first wife, Helen. He had represented parts of Brooklyn in Congress for 14 years, but was a relative underdog. Still, he won the Democratic primary and went on to defeat Malcolm Wilson, the Republican incumbent who had taken over the governorship after Mr. Rockefeller's resignation in 1973.


Hugh Carey Is Dead at 92

Hugh Carey, who as governor led New York through the fiscal crises of the 1970s and helped keep New York City out of bankruptcy, died on Sunday. He was 92 years old.

A fundamental question confronted Mr. Carey on his first day in office: How would New York pay the bills for more than a decade and a half of a dramatic expansion of government services under his predecessor, Nelson Rockefeller?

Mr. Carey and his aides answered by setting up creative financial mechanisms, winning concessions from banks and unions and pushing a reluctant federal government to help save New York City from bankruptcy. During his tenure, he slowed the growth of state government.

"Governor Carey faced this challenge with tenacity and a conviction that gave New Yorkers hope that government could lead our state through the crisis," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a written statement. "He called for shared sacrifice and asked all New Yorkers to come together. New Yorkers across the state heard the Governor's call to action, followed his lead, and the ship was righted."

Mr. Carey, a Democrat, launched his 1974 campaign for governor just after the death of his first wife, Helen. He had represented parts of Brooklyn in Congress for 14 years, but was a relative underdog. Still, he won the Democratic primary and went on to defeat Malcolm Wilson, the Republican incumbent who had taken over the governorship after Mr. Rockefeller's resignation in 1973.


Hugh Carey Is Dead at 92

Hugh Carey, who as governor led New York through the fiscal crises of the 1970s and helped keep New York City out of bankruptcy, died on Sunday. He was 92 years old.

A fundamental question confronted Mr. Carey on his first day in office: How would New York pay the bills for more than a decade and a half of a dramatic expansion of government services under his predecessor, Nelson Rockefeller?

Mr. Carey and his aides answered by setting up creative financial mechanisms, winning concessions from banks and unions and pushing a reluctant federal government to help save New York City from bankruptcy. During his tenure, he slowed the growth of state government.

"Governor Carey faced this challenge with tenacity and a conviction that gave New Yorkers hope that government could lead our state through the crisis," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a written statement. "He called for shared sacrifice and asked all New Yorkers to come together. New Yorkers across the state heard the Governor's call to action, followed his lead, and the ship was righted."

Mr. Carey, a Democrat, launched his 1974 campaign for governor just after the death of his first wife, Helen. He had represented parts of Brooklyn in Congress for 14 years, but was a relative underdog. Still, he won the Democratic primary and went on to defeat Malcolm Wilson, the Republican incumbent who had taken over the governorship after Mr. Rockefeller's resignation in 1973.


Hugh Carey Is Dead at 92

Hugh Carey, who as governor led New York through the fiscal crises of the 1970s and helped keep New York City out of bankruptcy, died on Sunday. He was 92 years old.

A fundamental question confronted Mr. Carey on his first day in office: How would New York pay the bills for more than a decade and a half of a dramatic expansion of government services under his predecessor, Nelson Rockefeller?

Mr. Carey and his aides answered by setting up creative financial mechanisms, winning concessions from banks and unions and pushing a reluctant federal government to help save New York City from bankruptcy. During his tenure, he slowed the growth of state government.

"Governor Carey faced this challenge with tenacity and a conviction that gave New Yorkers hope that government could lead our state through the crisis," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a written statement. "He called for shared sacrifice and asked all New Yorkers to come together. New Yorkers across the state heard the Governor's call to action, followed his lead, and the ship was righted."

Mr. Carey, a Democrat, launched his 1974 campaign for governor just after the death of his first wife, Helen. He had represented parts of Brooklyn in Congress for 14 years, but was a relative underdog. Still, he won the Democratic primary and went on to defeat Malcolm Wilson, the Republican incumbent who had taken over the governorship after Mr. Rockefeller's resignation in 1973.


Hugh Carey Is Dead at 92

Hugh Carey, who as governor led New York through the fiscal crises of the 1970s and helped keep New York City out of bankruptcy, died on Sunday. He was 92 years old.

A fundamental question confronted Mr. Carey on his first day in office: How would New York pay the bills for more than a decade and a half of a dramatic expansion of government services under his predecessor, Nelson Rockefeller?

Mr. Carey and his aides answered by setting up creative financial mechanisms, winning concessions from banks and unions and pushing a reluctant federal government to help save New York City from bankruptcy. During his tenure, he slowed the growth of state government.

"Governor Carey faced this challenge with tenacity and a conviction that gave New Yorkers hope that government could lead our state through the crisis," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a written statement. "He called for shared sacrifice and asked all New Yorkers to come together. New Yorkers across the state heard the Governor's call to action, followed his lead, and the ship was righted."

Mr. Carey, a Democrat, launched his 1974 campaign for governor just after the death of his first wife, Helen. He had represented parts of Brooklyn in Congress for 14 years, but was a relative underdog. Still, he won the Democratic primary and went on to defeat Malcolm Wilson, the Republican incumbent who had taken over the governorship after Mr. Rockefeller's resignation in 1973.


Hugh Carey Is Dead at 92

Hugh Carey, who as governor led New York through the fiscal crises of the 1970s and helped keep New York City out of bankruptcy, died on Sunday. He was 92 years old.

A fundamental question confronted Mr. Carey on his first day in office: How would New York pay the bills for more than a decade and a half of a dramatic expansion of government services under his predecessor, Nelson Rockefeller?

Mr. Carey and his aides answered by setting up creative financial mechanisms, winning concessions from banks and unions and pushing a reluctant federal government to help save New York City from bankruptcy. During his tenure, he slowed the growth of state government.

"Governor Carey faced this challenge with tenacity and a conviction that gave New Yorkers hope that government could lead our state through the crisis," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a written statement. "He called for shared sacrifice and asked all New Yorkers to come together. New Yorkers across the state heard the Governor's call to action, followed his lead, and the ship was righted."

Mr. Carey, a Democrat, launched his 1974 campaign for governor just after the death of his first wife, Helen. He had represented parts of Brooklyn in Congress for 14 years, but was a relative underdog. Still, he won the Democratic primary and went on to defeat Malcolm Wilson, the Republican incumbent who had taken over the governorship after Mr. Rockefeller's resignation in 1973.


Hugh Carey Is Dead at 92

Hugh Carey, who as governor led New York through the fiscal crises of the 1970s and helped keep New York City out of bankruptcy, died on Sunday. He was 92 years old.

A fundamental question confronted Mr. Carey on his first day in office: How would New York pay the bills for more than a decade and a half of a dramatic expansion of government services under his predecessor, Nelson Rockefeller?

Mr. Carey and his aides answered by setting up creative financial mechanisms, winning concessions from banks and unions and pushing a reluctant federal government to help save New York City from bankruptcy. During his tenure, he slowed the growth of state government.

"Governor Carey faced this challenge with tenacity and a conviction that gave New Yorkers hope that government could lead our state through the crisis," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a written statement. "He called for shared sacrifice and asked all New Yorkers to come together. New Yorkers across the state heard the Governor's call to action, followed his lead, and the ship was righted."

Mr. Carey, a Democrat, launched his 1974 campaign for governor just after the death of his first wife, Helen. He had represented parts of Brooklyn in Congress for 14 years, but was a relative underdog. Still, he won the Democratic primary and went on to defeat Malcolm Wilson, the Republican incumbent who had taken over the governorship after Mr. Rockefeller's resignation in 1973.


Hugh Carey Is Dead at 92

Hugh Carey, who as governor led New York through the fiscal crises of the 1970s and helped keep New York City out of bankruptcy, died on Sunday. He was 92 years old.

A fundamental question confronted Mr. Carey on his first day in office: How would New York pay the bills for more than a decade and a half of a dramatic expansion of government services under his predecessor, Nelson Rockefeller?

Mr. Carey and his aides answered by setting up creative financial mechanisms, winning concessions from banks and unions and pushing a reluctant federal government to help save New York City from bankruptcy. During his tenure, he slowed the growth of state government.

"Governor Carey faced this challenge with tenacity and a conviction that gave New Yorkers hope that government could lead our state through the crisis," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a written statement. "He called for shared sacrifice and asked all New Yorkers to come together. New Yorkers across the state heard the Governor's call to action, followed his lead, and the ship was righted."

Mr. Carey, a Democrat, launched his 1974 campaign for governor just after the death of his first wife, Helen. He had represented parts of Brooklyn in Congress for 14 years, but was a relative underdog. Still, he won the Democratic primary and went on to defeat Malcolm Wilson, the Republican incumbent who had taken over the governorship after Mr. Rockefeller's resignation in 1973.


Hugh Carey Is Dead at 92

Hugh Carey, who as governor led New York through the fiscal crises of the 1970s and helped keep New York City out of bankruptcy, died on Sunday. He was 92 years old.

A fundamental question confronted Mr. Carey on his first day in office: How would New York pay the bills for more than a decade and a half of a dramatic expansion of government services under his predecessor, Nelson Rockefeller?

Mr. Carey and his aides answered by setting up creative financial mechanisms, winning concessions from banks and unions and pushing a reluctant federal government to help save New York City from bankruptcy. During his tenure, he slowed the growth of state government.

"Governor Carey faced this challenge with tenacity and a conviction that gave New Yorkers hope that government could lead our state through the crisis," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a written statement. "He called for shared sacrifice and asked all New Yorkers to come together. New Yorkers across the state heard the Governor's call to action, followed his lead, and the ship was righted."

Mr. Carey, a Democrat, launched his 1974 campaign for governor just after the death of his first wife, Helen. He had represented parts of Brooklyn in Congress for 14 years, but was a relative underdog. Still, he won the Democratic primary and went on to defeat Malcolm Wilson, the Republican incumbent who had taken over the governorship after Mr. Rockefeller's resignation in 1973.


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