Nancy Bilyeau

Aug 14, 2019

6 min read

Carmine Galante’s Last Lunch

Joe & Mary’s Italian American Restaurant

A hot day in New York City feels like no place else.

The heaviness of the air weighs on you as you trudge down the blinding bright streets crisscrossing Gotham. It could be the concrete everywhere–sidewalks below, buildings above–and the smell of garbage that seems to grow in strength whenever the thermometer climbs above 85 degrees.