A Passion for Pizza

By Dave Caplan

Did you know there are over 1600 pizzerias in New York City? That’s a lot of pizza! One of the things that make New York pizza so great and hard to imitate is our water. Hard to explain, but leave the New York area, have some pizza and you will know what I mean.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Take our All-Day Access Pass,  get off at Pier 84 and head East on 44th Street toward Times Square and you will find John’s Pizza at 260 West 44th.

It’s a great traditional New York style flat crust pizza. Johns is located in an old renovated church. Check out the ceiling while you’re there it’s amazing!

Or take our Water Taxi to the Christopher St stop. From there take a ten minute walk through one of New York City’s oldest, most desirable and expensive neighborhoods, the West Village, to the original John’s Pizza at 278 Bleecker Street which opened in 1929. Feel the warmth of the original wooden booths creatively etched by loyal customers or lean back in your seat and check out the turn of the century tin ceilings.

Get off at our Fulton Ferry stop in Dumbo and visit Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. Grimaldi’s has coal burning ovens which heat up to 1200 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s a New York institution and remember no reservations, no delivery, no credit cards and no slices. The price to pay for a great pie!

And now is your chance to burn off a few calories. Instead of getting back on the Water Taxi in Brooklyn walk back to Manhattan via the historic Brooklyn Bridge. You can hop back on the Water Taxi @ Pier 11 and continue your travels throughout Manhattan’s majestic waterfront.

Now go out there and get your own piece of the pie!!

The results of last week’s Trivia question and mystery photo are the following. Trivia: Central Park. Mystery photo is the Enterprise Space Shuttle aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.

What is the largest park in New York City?

Now that's what I call a Sunset !
This Week’s Mystery Photo

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