OK guys, put this in your pie and smoke it!
A couple of caveats: The list isn't quite as definitive as it claims to be, as it is missing any critical analysis of Staten Island, Queens, and Bronx joints. When you guys post this on the site (front page, please), perhaps you may want to refer to it as "The Definitive Manhattan and Brooklyn Top 10 List." We've all been to these places enough times to know what's going on and who's coming with their A game and who isn't.
Seltzerboy, as a fellow SU alum, I tried to get in touch with you when I first moved to New York, and I also furnished you with a copy of the Syracuse Pizza Manifesto, another masterwork I coauthored. But to no avail, I never really heard back from you other than a weak Orangeman shout out. We'll take you choads in a pie-off any day of the week! Now, without further ado....
Similar to the Syracuse Pizza Manifesto authored by MC Treats and DJ Bubbles, here are the official NYC rankings based solely on objective criteria and intuitive observations please forward to Seltzerboy at Slice and pizza guru Ed Levine, as they should have done this many years ago:
1.) Patsy's in East Harlem
2.) Grimaldis, under the Brooklyn Bridge
3.) Di Fara, Avenue J in Brooklyn
4.) Una Pizza Napolitana, 12th Street, Manhattan
5.) Lombardi's, near Little Italy
6.) Nick's, Upper East Side
7.) Totonno's, Coney Island
8.) Franny's, Park Slope, Brooklyn
9.) No. 28, The Village, Manhattan
10.) La Villa, Park Slope, Brooklyn
Some may quibble with this ranking, but certainly the top four are above reproach and there is no need to order any more than a pizza Margherita: fresh dough, mozz, tomatoes, and basil.
We hope to be hearing from you soon, and we expect that the list will be up on the site by the end of the week! I attached my picture if you'd like to include my profile on your website as the new pizzameister in town!
Yours in piehood, DJ Bubbles
Thanks, Bubs. Say, can you resend that Syracuse Pizza Manifesto? Hasta la pizza, Adam