Man Arrested In Stabbing Of Mark Iacono, Owner Of Lucali Pizzeria

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Police arrested a man on assault charges Friday night in the stabbing of a well-known Brooklyn pizzeria owner.

Mark Iacono, owner of Lucali, had just finished eating lunch at Joe’s Superette Delicatessen on Smith Street when he was allegedly attacked with a knife around 2:30 p.m. by someone he had known since childhood.

Iacono, 43, and a man named locally as Benny Geritano had an earlier argument at a nearby Dunkin’ Donuts, 1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan reported.  Numerous sources indicate that  Geritano has a previous criminal record.

1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan with more details on the stabbing

Fareed Assad said he grew up with the men and knew them both.

“I mean I know his family, but I’m surprised that he would probably do this also because you would think…I don’t know. I really don’t know what to say,” Assad said.

Carroll Gardens resident Yehuda Gruenberg said Iacono was a “fixture in the neighborhood.”

“We see him out front of the store sweeping up. He’s very friendly, good guy. I think it’s a real blow to the community. It’s a great restaurant, but a real shame what happened.”

Iacono was rushed to Lutheran Hospital. A short time later, Geritano walked into Long Island College Hospital with a slash wound to the hand.

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  1. Carroll Gardens Pizza Snob says:

    And that is *not* a picture of a Lucali pie. I’m just sayin’.

  2. JOEY says:

    MAYBE GERITANO HAS THE WORSE NAME ON THE STREETS BUT MARK IS A DIRT BAG IN HIS OWN RIGHT HAVING SEX WITH MORE THEN A FEW OF HIS FEMALE EMPLOYEES , HE EVEN HAD SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH GERITANOS SISTER WHEN BENNY WAS IN JAIL EVERYONE IN THE NEIGBORHOOD KNOWS THAT SOE HUSBAND HE IS , IN A MOBBED UP NEIGBORHOOD LIKE CARROLL GARDENS THATS NOT THE SAFEST THING TO BE , I LIVED HERE MY WHOLE LIFE AND SEEN THE GALLO GANG HERE IN THE 60’S AND 70’S BEFORE THAT ALBERT ANASTASIA BOSS OF THE NOW GAMBINO FAMILY LIVED HERE , AND YES WE STILL HAVE MOBSTERS LIVING IN THIS AREA , THE GERITANOS HAVE FAMILY IN THE GENOVESE FAMILY , PUNCY ILLIANO A STREET BOSS IN THE GENOVESE FAMILY LIVES HERE , JOHN GOTTIS BODYGUARD BOBBY BORIELLO HAD HIS SOCIAL CLUB ON SACKETT STREET AND GREW UP HERE AND WAS ALWAYS ON COURT STREET TILL HE WAS KILLED IN 1991 , YOU HAVE LUCHESSE FAMILY MEMBER LOUIS FONTANA LIVING IN THE AREA HIS WHOLE LIFE , AS WELL AS A FEW COLUMBO MEMBERS STILL LIVING AROUND 3RD AVE , THE REPORTERS INTERVIEW YUPPIES WHO COME IN AND OUT OF THE AREA BUT NO NOTHING OF THE AREAS HISTORY AND WHO REALLY LIVES HERE ITS SAFER TO BELIEVE THAT THEY USE TO BE HERE ALONG TIME AGO BUT FRIDAYS ATTACK WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS NOT UNCOMMON UP UNTIL THE MID 1990’S JUST ASK PEOPLE WHO LIVED HERE THERE WHOLE LIVES . BOTH THESE GUYS ARE GUILTY NO ONE SHOULD WALK AWAY UNPUNISHED , FOR GERITANO JAIL IS HIS SECOND HOME PERSONALLY IACONA WILL NOT MAKE IT IN JAIL HE’S A PREMADONNA AND NOT A TUFF GUY BY NO MEANS .

  3. Billy says:

    Mark is a Nice man to the Very sense of the word! Very Very Good Hearted, and Benevolent, he did not deserve this.
    I personally am shocked who would want to stab a Gentleman like this and why?
    We need more Gentlemen like this in this world.

  4. kendra says:

    that yes nothing to do with knowthing…talking about good atalian people …but relating to this topic only it goes to show people to change over the coming years and beyond….it,s socity and the media…

  5. Josh says:

    What is this “allegedly attacked with a knife” business? If you’re slashed, you’re slashed. It isn’t alleged. It happened.

  6. denny westie says:

    even the mob guys are good people their patriotic they make money and generate capitalism they pay a astronomical price for the life they choose

  7. Eric Fürst says:

    I think its disgusting that the mob continues to disenfranchise good Italian Americans like my friends from Archbishop Molloy High School… Richard Gipetti, Chris Forlenza, John Tuseo, (these are examples) of good Italian Americans proving themselves well and contributing to America…. !!!

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