Goodfella’s Brick Oven Pizza Now Open at 144 Orchard

Posted on: April 26th, 2011 at 6:28 am by

Staten Island has officially invaded the Lower East Side. Over the weekend, famed Shaolin slicery Goodfella’s Brick Oven Pizza unveiled its presence at 144 Orchard Street. The corner storefront, formerly occupied by Kebab House II, is now dressed in bright red illuminated lettering against a black backdrop. And what pizzeria would be complete without the obligatory “best pizza” claim. Yep, there are three of those alongside the signage.

This image has been archived or removed.

Regardless, Goodfella’s is now open.  The dark shroud was removed from the windows, revealing a seemingly cramped, yet casual interior with roughly a dozen tables; a flat screen TV, too.  We walked past the corner in the evening, when a hostess was busy doling menus and barking “world’s best pizza” and “just opened.”  Here’s our two cents – those two phrases should not be muttered in the same sentence.

This image has been archived or removed.

Goodfellas will not be serving libations just yet, though. They were denied a wine and beer license by Community Board 3 in February.  Meanwhile, a quick check of the SLA website shows an application date of April 6, and a pending status.

Of course, we can’t escape the temptation to embed a clip from one of our favorites…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSWmEFVvghg&feature=related

Recent Stories

From the Rooftops: The Hell Square Aural Assault

Articles about ear-shattering noise levels, from parties to cruising cars, as well as the general lack of regard for the residents of Hell Square, are rote at this point. Almost a cliche. But to residents living in the bullseye, the aural assault remains a weekly nightmare. And this past Saturday night, by several accounts, upped […]

Pitt Pool Opens for Summer Season

New York City public pools officially opened yesterday. For the Lower East Side, that means the Pitt Pool (aka Hamilton Fish) is ready to go. The launch happened with great fanfare. Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue joined Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine, Assembly Member Harvey Epstein, Senator Brian Kavanagh, Council Member Carlina Rivera, and local kids […]

At Belse, the New Vegan Brewery on the Bowery

Belse, the Texas-based vegan brewery and restaurant, is now in business on the Bowery. The Lone Star State transplant – officially, Belse Plant Cuisine – takes 11,000 square-feet at 265-267 Bowery, in what was previously the fleeting home of the Paulaner Brauhaus brewery. The renovated space features three sections – a restaurant, bar, and Garden […]

East Village Artist M. Henry Jones, Contemporary of Keith Haring, Dies

M. Henry Jones, a member of the East Village arts scene for over forty years, died last week (either June 16 or 17) at the age of 65. We’re told, though unconfirmed, the cause of death was a form of cancer. Jones was a neighborhood fixture for decades, in part, because of his storefront studio […]

Under the Floorboards at Long-Vacant East Houston Lot

Bereft of substantial activity in nearly two decades, the long-vacant parcel at 49 East Houston Street is in deterioration overdrive. An eagle-eyed tipster notes that the floorboards atop the existing foundation are now busted. Creating a pseudo entryway into the cellar level. Before its demise fourteen years ago, 49 East Houston had been a one-story […]