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New York Today: Chicago Pizza vs. the New York Slice


Never sufficient.

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Good morning in this wettish Thursday.

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s press secretary tweeted on Saturday Chicago pizzeria was once higher than some other pizza available in the market — together with New York.

Five days later, he’s nonetheless incorrect.

But, alternatively, our pizza personal tastes might be, too. So we turned to our readers — New Yorkers, transplants and people who reside out of doors of New York City — to let us know how our slices stack as much as pizza in other places.

Here is what a couple of pizza fanatics needed to say:

Is Chicago’s pizza higher than New York’s?

“I’ve lived in Chicago, which I loathe, and near Battery Park in New York City, which is grotesquely noisy and overpriced. I’m 69 and I’ve eaten a lot of pizza. A Chicago pizzeria is better than a New York City pizzeria.”

— David Beschauer, 69, Radford, Va.

“Deep-dish pizza is not pizza. It’s good and I love it, but it’s more like a savory pie.”

— Catherine Lee, 28, Cobble Hill

“Chicago Pizza is a casserole. New York Pizza is pizza, with the best in Brooklyn. And, please, no pineapple.”

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— Joanne Jahr, Upper East Side

“The one glaring problem with a Chicago pizza slice is not so much the taste, but that it is so thick that you cannot fold it. How in the world can you walk with a Coke in one hand and a slice in the other and eat it unless it is folded? Eating an unfolded slice is like eating a floor tile.”

Billy Ford, 68, Cornwall, N.Y.

“New York pizza is ephemeral. Chicago pizza is interminable. Balance in the pizza-verse can only be achieved by the existence of both.”

— Bradley Parker, 39, Harlem

Is there extra to New York pizza than the style?

“It’s one of the ultimate grab-and-go foods. It can be prepared quickly, served in seconds, eaten on the spot, or given the ‘Flatbush fold’ and enjoyed on the move.”

Tim Cartier, 58, Garland, Tex.

”It’s all the time affordable, skinny, greasy, and simply hits the spot!”

Pam Steele Tabbaa, 68, Ann Arbor, Mich.

“I would take a New York City slice, served piping hot out of the oven onto a generic white paper plate as I walk around the city, over any other slice anywhere in the world. It’s not just the pizza, it’s the spirit of the city embedded in it that makes all the difference. We all have our preferences. And for me, New York is the place for pizza, and for life.”

Christa Avampato, 41, Upper West Side

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New York Today: Chicago Pizza vs. the New York Slice

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Slippery stairs and misty hair are in the forecast as rain may fall all over the morning go back and forth.

The afternoon is taking a look relatively delightful: dry, most commonly sunny and with a high near 56.

In the News

Subway ridership has dropped considerably in the previous yr as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority scrambles to support carrier. [New York Times]


After years of accelerating subway ridership, the collection of riders has been regularly lowering.

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A federal pass judgement on in Brooklyn has dominated that police would wish an eavesdropping warrant to trace the mobile phones of felony suspects, elevating the bar for technological surveillance. [New York Times]

City Council are struggling with Mayor Bill de Blasio over whether or not they’re allowed to officially oppose him in the courtroom gadget. [New York Times]

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is taking a look to unravel disorder between clashing Democratic factions to provide the birthday celebration complete keep watch over over the state. [New York Times]

Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district legal professional, stated that it’s time to restrict contributions to prosecutors from protection legal professionals. [New York Times]


Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district legal professional, has been criticized over marketing campaign donations he approved from legal professionals.

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One legal professional has triumph over the strict restrictions positioned by means of the govt and can constitute the Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in his upcoming trial. [New York Times]

A tender guy from Brooklyn, who as soon as fell right into a bout of despair and dropped out of highschool, is now enrolled in faculty and has rediscovered his hobby for writing. [New York Times]

The mayor of the New Jersey the town Perth Amboy, which rests simply throughout the water from Staten Island, has promised a $600 million waterfront building challenge. [New York Times]

The Bronx scholar who stabbed two classmates ultimate September, killing one, pleaded no longer accountable to manslaughter fees. [New York Post]

An Australian diplomat fell to his dying whilst enjoying a “trust fall” recreation on the roof of a Lower East Side development. [NBC New York]

Today’s Metropolitan Diary: “The Doorman Speaks

For a world take a look at what’s going down, see Your Morning Briefing.

Coming Up Today

The outdoor holiday markets open at Union Square. 11 a.m. [Free to browse]

Macy’s unveils its holiday windows with caroling and a pyrotechnic show at Macy’s Herald Square in Midtown. five:30 p.m. [Free]

A dialogue, “What Happened When Trump Met Xi?,” at the Asia Society on the Upper East Side. 6:30 p.m. [$40]

The creator of “Brave Punk World: The International Rock Underground From Alerta Roja to Z-Off” discusses his ebook at Quimby’s Bookstore in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. eight p.m. [Free]

Islanders host Hurricanes, 7 p.m. (MSG). Devils at Maple Leafs, 7 p.m. (MSG).

Alternate-side parking stays in effect till Nov. 23.

For extra occasions, see The New York Times’s Arts & Entertainment guide.

And Finally…


What do you name this bridge?

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Earlier this yr, a brand new $four billion substitute bridge at the Tappan Zee was named the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge after the former three-term governor who died in 2015.

But no longer everybody likes the new identify.

Earlier this month, a petition on Change.org was once began inquiring for that the identify Tappan Zee be saved. As of this morning, it had greater than 65,00zero signatures.

Monroe Mann, 40, a legal professional from Port Chester, N.Y., instructed us he began the petition as a result of he was once disenchanted that the new identify would forget the area’s Native American and Dutch traditions. (The bridge is called for a Native American tribe and the Dutch phrase for “sea.”)

But simply because a bridge or tunnel carries the identify of a political candidate, doesn’t imply it is going to stick for New Yorkers.

For instance, when was once the ultimate time you stated you had been taking the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel? (The professional identify of the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel). Or instructed your roommate you biked throughout the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge? Or requested a cabdriver to take the Joe DiMaggio Highway, higher referred to as the West Side Highway?

Even the Tappan Zee Bridge had every other identify: It was once formally renamed the Gov. Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee Bridge in 1994. In a accident, the invoice to switch the identify again then was once championed by means of Mario M. Cuomo, who argued that Mr. Wilson by no means gained the reputation he deserved.

What do you take into consideration naming the bridge after Mario M. Cuomo? Let us know in the feedback.

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