Dear Slice: 'I Have a Very Odd Request'

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Dear Slice, Letters from Slice'rsI have a very odd request. My best friend's birthday just passed. Because of our schedules we couldn't meet up. But we will meet up very soon. Both of us are coming to NYC from out of town. I still have not figured out what to get her 'cause i practically have gotten her everything under the sun. So a crazy idea hit me. She is very simple and likes simple things. I have heard her say so many times, "A pizza and a movie is fine by me."

We might be going to Harlem to hear some jazz, and I figured why not drop by Pasty's. By the way, never been there. Instead of just going there and eating, I thought Why not gift-wrap the pizza? It is kooky! And she will never forget it, right?!

So I was hoping people on your website would know the area...since I really don't. Is there a gift wrapping place within a few blocks? I would try to time it within 20 minutes (ordering and then take it for gift wrapping) of her getting into Manhattan. Also, is there a little park or public area to sit by? I am hoping October 17 will be the day...also it happens to be a any help with this odd request...would be greatly appreciated.

I hope you guys don't think this is too weird.

—name redacted to avoid spoiling the surprise