NY Post - June 12, 2018by Tina Moore, Kenneth Garger and Gina Daidone
Hopefully, no one was told to go home and get their shinebox.
A fire broke out inside a Queens diner featured in iconic mobster movie “Goodfellas” Monday — and it wasn’t clear what started the blaze, officials said.
The flames erupted at Goodfellas Diner in Maspeth at around 4:30 pm. prompting a response from more than 60 firefighters, according to police.
A video posted on the social media app Citizen showed smoke billowing from the roof of the restaurant.
“Everything is destroyed. My God, everything is destroyed,” co-owner Denise Diamantis told The Post.
“They say it started in the kitchen. I don’t really know, everything was turned off when we left.”
It was too early to determine whether the fire was suspicious.
“This is like a story tailor-made for the New York City papers,” FDNY spokesman Frank Dwyer said.
The diner hosts a memorable scene from the movie when mobster Henry Hill (played by Ray Liotta) sits in a booth as James Conway (Robert De Niro) steps outside to make a call on a pay phone outside.
De Niro’s character discovers that Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci) has been killed and bashes the phone in a fit of rage.
There were no injuries in the fire.