Vincent Piazza, ‘Lucky Luciano’ from ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ celebrates Basil’s grand opening

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Vincent Piazza [back row center], Lucky Luciano on "Boardwalk Empire," celebrated Basil's grand opening.
Vincent Piazza [back row center], Lucky Luciano on "Boardwalk Empire," celebrated Basil's grand opening.

Vincent Piazza, who portrays Lucky Luciano on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” joined family and friends to cut the ribbon at Basil’s grand opening in Astoria last night.

The actor, raised in Maspeth, sat down with The Courier to discuss his Queens upbringing and the upcoming season of Boardwalk Empire at the opening of his relative’s new pizzeria.

“It manages to one up last season,” said Piazza, who graduated from Archbishop Molloy. “It’s the ‘Year of the Gangster.’”