Pizza

‘Grand Street Pizza’ for Seward Park

Posted May 21, 2021 at 5:00 am

Pizza is in bloom at a former flower shop on Grand Street. The aptly named Grand Street Pizza is headed to 384 Grand Street, which previously housed an iteration of Flowers on Essex (later moved to Clinton Street). Principals Ian Glazer and Robert Persson are behind the new slice spot. The latter is a Lower […]

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Stanton Street 99-Cent Pizzeria Robbed Before Thanksgiving

Posted December 3, 2020 at 5:06 am

Another commercial robbery in Hell Square. Last week, just before Thanksgiving, the 99-cent pizzeria at 105 Stanton Street fell victim. Police say that two men busted through the front door and stole money from the cash register ($1,400) as well as an electronic bicycle (valued at $2,400). Both individuals were seen fleeing eastbound on Stanton Street […]

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Sneak Peek Inside the New Scarr’s Pizzeria on Orchard Street

Posted November 20, 2020 at 5:00 am

Here is the first look inside the newer, larger Scarr’s Pizza on Orchard Street. As previously reported, owner Scarr Pimentel applied to remove and transfer the liquor license to 35 Orchard (aka 34 Allen) in what was formerly the Lam & Associates insurance office. (A building now shared with Cheeky Sandwiches.) Community Board 3 signaled […]

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Scarr’s Pizza and Speedy Romeo Temporarily Shutter Amidst COVID-19 Shutdown

Posted March 24, 2020 at 5:00 am

Two popular Lower East Side pizzerias are shutting down for the time being, while the city continues to reel from the COVID-19 outbreak. Scarr’s Pizza announced last Friday that the Orchard Street pizza parlor is down for the duration. Speedy Romeo delivered the news on Sunday, also via Instagram, that the Clinton Street restaurant was […]

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Time Looks Short for ‘il Mattone’ Pizzeria on East Houston

Posted March 12, 2020 at 5:00 am

Less than a year after opening on the Lower East Side, it appears time is short for il Mattone. This third Manhattan outpost for the pizzeria – behind the West Village and Tribeca – opened at 147 East Houston in May 2019. It renovated and took over the space formerly occupied by Lucky’s Burger. But […]

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Square Pizza Shuts Down After 6 Years on Clinton Street

Posted January 6, 2020 at 5:06 am

For nearly two decades, a pizza parlor of some kind has operated at 201 Clinton Street. But now the ovens are cold and silent. Square Pizza recently ended its run, capping a nearly six-year tenure for the business. The gates are drawn, albeit without any announcement to customers. Phone calls are also greeted with a strange […]

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Little Gio’s Pizza Expands with Orchard Street Outpost

Posted November 13, 2019 at 5:01 am

An East Village pizzeria is making its way south into Hell Square. Little Gio’s, which currently holds down a parlor on 1st Avenue, just announced its expansion a few blocks south to 194 Orchard Street. The five-year-old business took over, and installed the requisite signage atop the shuttered gate. The space had been vacant in […]

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Marshal Seizes Lafayette Street Restaurant of Rome’s Top Pizza Maker

Posted July 16, 2019 at 5:03 am

All that hype; all for naught. Famed Italian pizzaiolo Stefano Callegari – inventor of the Trapizzino street food – netted plenty of headlines last December when he opened La Rossa on Lafayette Street. The traditional Roman restaurant was his first New York City venture, and garnered accolades out of the gate. Seven months later, though, […]

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Masked Knifeman Crook Robs Orchard Street Pizzeria

Last modified May 28, 2019 at 11:52 am

The unofficial start to summer is here, and Hell Square is already heating up. A dollar pizza joint on Orchard Street was reportedly held up at knifepoint over the holiday weekend. The assailant reportedly entered the seven-year-old 99 Cents Fresh Pizza shortly before 9:30pm on Sunday night. Police say that the masked intruder demanded money after […]

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‘Il Mattone’ is Opening a Lower East Side Pizzeria

Posted April 30, 2019 at 5:00 am

From falafel to pizza to burgers, and back to pizza again. Such is the trajectory of retail life at 147 East Houston. You may have noticed the complete transformation of the commercial storefront at Eldridge and East Houston. This particular space has been on and off the market several times in recent years. Even while […]

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