To celebrate the Glen Park Association Website turning ten years old, we are reposting some of our favorite stories from the last ten years.
by Bonnee Waldstein
Arriving at Gialina Pizzeria when the doors open at 5:00 PM, and the stroller crowd and early birds arrive, and before the bench and sidewalk outside fill up with pizza hopefuls, one has time to observe the pre-crush hustle.
A noteworthy sight is Abel, maitre d’ since the beginning, when Gialina opened in 2007, and his best buddy Fabian, server of five-plus years. They work together in perfect harmony, having been friends since high school — as Abel says, “many, many hairdos ago.”
They don’t plan it, but through some mysterious telepathic process, they sport the same coiffure.
Gialina, 2842 Diamond Street/corner of Kern alley, Glen Park