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Totonno's Closes Both Manhattan Locations; Coney Island Original Still in Business

Sad news for coal oven–pizza lovers: Totonno's is closing both its Manhattan locations. The notice above is from the Second Avenue & 81st Street location, which will morph into a restaurant called Toscano's. (Text of notice, after the jump.) No word on what, if anything, will replace the 26th & Second Avenue location. The original Coney Island location remains open. More

Royal Pizza: A Dying Breed

Royal Pizza 592 Third Avenue, New York NY 10016; map); 212-685-3619 Pizza Style: New York–style Oven Type: Gas The Skinny: A solid, dependable slice of old-school pizza at a more than fair price Price: Slice, round or square, $2.50 They are a dying breed, pizzerias like this. Old school. Not a stop on a pizza tour. Not fawned and obsessed over. No celebrities dine here. No camera crews or food tourists visit. This is workaday pizza for working people. And like them it is humble and solid and dependable and unpretentious. Salt of the earth pizza for salt of... More

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