Members of the Mill Basin community came together late last month to co-name Mill Avenue between Avenue U and Strickland Avenue “Frank Scollo Way.”
The new street sign pays homage to instrumental community member and owner of beloved local pizzeria Pizza D’Amore. The street where his popular pizzeria sits now bears his name.
According to Councilmember Mercedes Narcisse, who represents the 46th district, the renaming proposal began under the leadership of her predecessor, Alan Maisel, however, she told Brooklyn Paper she was pleased to complete the process.
Narcisse remembers Scollo fondly for his commitment to caring for the neighborhood.
“He was very involved and served to make sure people were happy,” Narcisse said. “When you were at his restaurant he would always come around to check on you and make sure everything was okay, every minute.”
The councilmember said locals quickly rallied behind the motion, which was passed unanimously by Community Board 18 at its April full board meeting meeting.
The Scollo family, friends and Mill Basin residents gathered at the official ceremony on Sept. 21. Close friends sang songs and Narcisse shared how special Frank was to the neighborhood.
“It was such a beautiful day, the day we did the street renaming. In many ways, I and others feel like Frank was there in spirit because of how beautiful the day was.”
Scollo died in March 2020, due to complications from COVID-19.
Pizza D’Amore has been serving up slices in southern Brooklyn since 1998.