4. Lenny’s Pizza was featured in the 1977 film “Saturday Night Fever”

Lenny's Pizza in Bensonhurst

Lenny’s Pizza is a Bensonhurst staple on 86th Street, serving New York-style pizza since 1953. The pizza joint gained fame for appearing in the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever starring John Travolta. In the film, Travolta plays Tony Manero and orders two slices of pizza on top of each other at Lenny’s, eating the double-decker slice as he walks throughout Brooklyn. People still order the double-decker slice at Lenny’s, which has now become somewhat of a tourist attraction.

Lenny’s continues to pay homage to Travolta, from naming a slice after him to hosting a special ceremony in 2018 to honor his legacy in Brooklyn. Travolta portrayed Brooklyn High School student Vinny Barbarino in Welcome Back Kotter and portrays John Gotti in the film Gotti, scenes of which were filmed in Brooklyn.