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Carolyn’s Cuisine closes in Amityville

Fried chicken was one of the specialties at

Fried chicken was one of the specialties at Carolyn's Cuisine in Amityville. Photo Credit: Newsday / Erica Marcus

Carolyn’s Cuisine, the friendly little soul-food eatery on Broadway in Amityville, has closed. Owner Carolyn Thomas said she hoped to reopen in another location in the future.

In fact, Thomas took “friendly” very seriously: Soon after she opened in 2014, she came up with a program to help that segment of her community that couldn’t afford even her reasonable prices: After paying, every customer had the opportunity to buy an extra meal and write the future recipient a note on a paper heart. The hearts were taped to a board and anyone who was hungry could “take a heart” to buy a meal.

Among the soulful specialties were fried chicken, smothered turkey wings and some of the best collards and mustard greens we’ve sampled.

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