Party Earth Review Something of a cross between a pizza parlor and a high school friend’s basement, the Crocodile Lounge is a grungy subterranean hangout for the tipsy students and artsy revelers who flock in for cheap booze and free late-night pizza. During the week, a steady stream of local hipsters and young professionals crowd the tables ... more
325 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10003
Bakery / Italian Restaurant
Reviewed by Jennifer F.
"Italian meats, cheeses and wines as far as the nose can smell. The brainchild of Italian chefs Mario Batali and Lidia Bastianich , Eataly has served a ..." more
200 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Famed and imitated the world over, New York pizza places are easily the best on the planet. A common belief among Gothamites is that the pizza in Italy is terrible and nothing at all like the legendary pies in Brooklyn.
Like taquerias in Los Angeles, pizza places in New York can be found on every corner, and are usually open all hours. Everyone from Billy Finance to Jennifer Indie Rock to Herschel Old Timer grab pies and chicken rolls, happy to chat about everything from soccer to politics with the good-natured Italian and Dominican chefs behind the glass counter.
One or two NYC pizza joints stand out from the general rabble. John’s of Bleecker Street feeds hordes of well-off creative minds and fun-loving NYU students with its thin-crust pies. Roberta’s in Bushwick slings its nontraditional single-person pizzas to metalheads and hipster rockers who want a sit-down experience, while Big Nick’s on the Upper West Side offers pizza along with its burgers and gyros, and is open all night for the post-college barhoppers in the area.
Plentiful and perfect, the pizza places of New York City are one of the Big Apple’s defining traits that never, ever disappoints.