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Just got word from Scott Wiener on a new Lazzara's Pizza location in Hell's Kitchen (or Midtown West, if you're feeling generous):

I just walked by some construction the other day and noticed that Lazzara's is opening a new spot on Ninth Avenue just south of 44th Street on the west side of the street. Not sure if they're leaving their other spot or just opening a second one. Permits were issued in July so it looks like we may have to wait a bit.

Some easy checking on the Lazzara's website reveals that the Hell's Kitchen location is slated to open in September and will be open 24/7. Very cool.

Lazzara's original location is well-known by the pizza cognoscenti but sometimes flies under the radar with bantamweight pizza lovers. It's basically a thin-crust Sicilian-style pie, and the place is often noted for the way it juliennes its pepperoni instead of cutting the sticks into traditional rounds. (Lazzara's is often also noted for its sort of speakeasyesque quality, up some stairs and in the second-floor parlor of an old townhouse in the Garment District.

Lazzara's Midtown

617 Ninth Avenue, New York NY 10036 (b/n 43rd and 44th streets; map)

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