Are there Too Many Pizzerias on the Lower East Side?

Posted on: February 13th, 2014 at 6:08 am by
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With parlors aplenty, the Lower East Side isn’t really known for its quality pizza options. For awhile there, Rosario’s arguably had the best slice, but that honor was relinquished years ago. Stanton Pizza still has some of the best pizza, yet lost a bit of mojo since re-branding as part of the Square Pizza franchise. Then there’s the glut of other dollar options (red) peppered around the neighborhood.

Needless to say, one Boogie reader is sick of all the slice joints. So much so, that he started an online petition (for kicks) this week to help curb the entrance of more pizzerias on the LES. “This is an effort to promote diversity in low to mid-priced food options,” claims creator Tom Sganga.

Are you sick and tired of pizzerias opening up all over the Lower East Side? With the closures of so many restaurants in the neighborhood, our low to mid-priced food options are dwindling. Pizzerias have over-saturated this part of Manhattan. Sign this petition and maybe Community Board 3 will take notice. *Enough of the L.E.S. pizzeria takeover!*

It’s unlikely this petition will have an effect, but is cause for good conversation. What do you think? Do you agree that the neighborhood has too many pizzerias?

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