John Travolta celebrated in Brooklyn

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John Travolta channeled his iconic Saturday Night Fever character on Tuesday in Brooklyn, New York. The 1977 film made the pizza spot, Lenny's Pizza, famous as Travolta's Tony got two slices from the spot in a famous scene where he walked the street eating the slices, double decker-style.

"Travolta changed the culture of Brooklyn and America forever in both fashion and music". Hundreds of people turned out for a special ceremony outside Lenny's Pizza, which also named a slice in his honor.

"Marina Kopf tweeted "#JohnTravolta welcomed back to Brooklyn and Lenny's Pizza celebrating Saturday Night Fever and promoting his new movie #gotti" and attached her photos. Travolta has a few ties to Brooklyn, also starring in the iconic television program "Welcome Back Kotter" in which he portrayed a Brooklyn High School student, Vinny Barbarino. The soundtrack from Grease was the second biggest selling album of 1978 behind only the soundtrack from Saturday Night Fever.

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NYPD closed the surrounding streets for the Tuesday afternoon event as crowds swarmed for a chance to see Travolta.

Local radio personality Joe Causi emceed the event alongside Will DeMeo, Travolta's co-star in a John Gotti biopic being released Friday. Marty Golden said in a press release announcing "John Travolta Day". "We feel we are bringing back a little history to the streets he once made famous".

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