Chatter: January

Readers weigh in on stories in print and online.

“Humans of New York System,” October

“You can sit here and look out the window and see every layer of Rhode Island: young, old, white, Hispanic, African American, you name it.”–Greg Stevens, fourth-generation co-owner of James Beard Foundation America’s Classic winner.
James Beard Foundation
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I was gone from Rhode Island for twenty years. I came back for my mother’s funeral and this was the one place I had to visit. I introduced my twenty-four-year-old daughter to it for the first time. She was only three years old when we left Rhode Island. She loved it and got a big kick out of the guys who run the place. What a great dose of nostalgia! Just reading this article gives me a really strong craving. By the way, miss Haven Bros. too!
Lieder Joe
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I first came here in the late 1950s and through the ’60s. I have not been back to Rhode Island since 1968 when I moved out of state.
I maintained a nostalgic Rhode Island website for sixteen years to capture my memories of living there. I met a lot of Rhode Islanders throughout the world with that experience…Thank you Olneyville New York System for being a part of my life for so many years.
Raymond Testa
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To cover this Rhode Island gem by taking the time to be there day and late night says a lot for [your] passion to really get the story perfect. This is excellent foodie journalism.
Rick Simone
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