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Bay Ridge pizza tip

Adam Cadre | | Jan 10, 2002 11:20 PM

I've seen lots and lots and *lots* of pizza places
discussed here, but one that never seems to come up is
the New York Brick Oven Pizza Co. in Bay Ridge on 3rd Ave
just south of 77th. They've got a special posted in the
window -- a personal margherita pizza Mon-Sat from noon-
6pm for $5.50 plus tax -- that I've taken advantage of a
couple of times and the pizza is really just *perfection*:
a delicious, crunchy thin (but not potato-chip thin)
crust, bright, flavorful sauce, generous pools of nicely
herbed fresh mozzarella, yanked out of the oven neither
a moment too early nor too late... and yet the place has
been absolutely empty both times I've come in. And
apparently this is no aberration -- during one visit,
three older fellows, apparently the proprietors, were
glumly discussing why they weren't getting any business.
So, yeah, check it out. It's got a corporate name, and
the room is a bit soulless, but the pizza sure isn't.