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224 Tremont St, Boston, MA | Directions 0211642.351481 -71.064657
Neighborhoods: Chinatown / Leather District, Chinatown, Central, Downtown
Beats the hell out of Dominos – Okay so here's the deal-- judging from the other reviews written here you'll either love NYP or detest it. I think the category you fall under is dependent on how you like your pizza. NYP is for people who love greasy pizza, and I am one of these people. While I'm away from college I actually have cravings. Here's a typical slice:
The larger than the paper plate they serve it on
Thin pizza that's sloppy-the trick to eating it is to fold it over or tear it in half
Crust is also thin, light and fluffy. Like fresh baked bread, but not too doughy.
The pizza is often dripping with grease. It's not healthy food, it's comfort food.
Pepperoni slices are $3 each, cheese is $2. I like the classics better than any of their special kinds of za. They had Hawaiian, but it didn't have sauce, which was kind of gross. 've had a few other things from NYP-their pasta is pretty bleh, and their gyros are okay. My five stars is for the regular cheap slices.
Service: The food is always hot, and on busy crazy weekend nights the guys at the front desk might seem kind of impersonal because they have such a tremendous amount of people to deal with. But they're really nice guys, they'll talk to you if it's not super busy.
Atmosphere: Since they've renovated, the place feels a lot cleaner. There are usually a couple of big guys hanging around the door on weekends to keep the homeless out-it's the 7-11 across the street where they sort of cluster and mooch for cash now. In the daytime it's quieter, but it can be insane noisy at nights, and yes, the drunken do flock here. But as someone who doesn't party at all, the taste of the za for the cheap price is worth forging through a sea of inebriates to get.
Bottom line: If you like messy pizza, you stay up late and you're low on cash, DO NOT MISS OUT.
A favorite for the homeless and the late night clubbers – I guess most are not really going there for good pizza, they're going because it's an after-hours place after the bars close on the weekends. However, other than that, there's no excuse- the service is poor, the pizza rubbery, and the eating area is dirty. Plus, it's always packed with homeless people, addicts, and sleazy night-club goers. Stay away!
Pizza by the slice tops the charts at this neighborhood take-out joint. – The Scene
With only six booths and no public bathroom, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that this place is predominately for takeout. The phone rings off the hook with orders, and there's a fair amount of foot traffic as well. The dining area looks well used. Place your order at the counter underneath the cardboard menus that look like they've been there forever. Service is fast and friendly.
For $2 a slice, this is the best buy in town and diners on the run take advantage of this deal. Too bad the pizza doesn't live up to its value. The sauce is tasteless, the dough tough to chew. A better option is a grinder made on fresh Italian bread; the steak and cheese is loaded with steak and slathered in just enough mayonnaise.
Best late-nite pizza – NYP is the best place to go if it's 2AM and you just want a slice to eat. It's not the best, but it's definetely not the worst. The chicken parmigiana sub is great, the sauce is okay and the cheese is always melty and delicious. I've been here countless times. Kids from Emerson College (across the street) frequent the place after going to parties on weekends. Also people from the clubs down the street, so be wary of drunk customers. The place recently went under new ownership, so it was renovated with new menus, floors, etc. and looks cleaner. There's an ATM in there now too.
Simply Amazing. – NYP is my favorite place to get pizza in the city. Their service is fast and friendly, and for a very small price you can get a slice of pizza literally the size of your head. The pizza is delicious and NYP's hours are some of the best you are going to find in Boston. NYP puts large chains like dominoes and pizza hut to shame.
Absolutely horrible – I have always believed there is no such thing as a bad pizza. After visiting New York Pizza I no longer believe that. I ordered a sausage pizza from New York Pizza on Tremont and it was absolutely the worst pizza I have ever had. The cheapest grocery store frozen pizza would be far better than this.
About a quarter of the cheese (I use this term loosely) had slid over the side of the crust and into the box. The rest of the pizza was a greasy mess of poor quality meat, runny, anemic-looking sauce and sparse, oily cheese.
Figuring looks can be deceiving, I tried a slice. The crust was burnt, the meat tasted like it was starting to go bad, and the sauce had absolutely no flavor. There was also no flavor in the cheese since there was so little of it.
Never in my life have a not finished a piece of pizza I started and I have certainly never thrown an entire pizza away after tasting just one slice. This is a first.
Inexpensive or not, this is no excuse for pizza. I advise anybody to steer very clear of this establishment.
Cheapest and best pizza – This place is amazing.
great pizza, great price what more do you want.
Whoever doesn't like the pizza then they're picky and retarded. You get what you pay for.
When pizza and value is all that's important – I hate to read reviews of people complaining about $2 being too pricey for a slice of New York's. First, you can't get cardboard cheaper. Secondly and more importantly the pizza tastes great. The slices are huge! (I think they cut 4 slices per 16" pie) The crust is mildly crispy but still soft enough to fold (you're going to need to fold these slices because they're gigantic) I know a few people that order two slices but most will find 1 slice more than enough to be satisfied.
That said, it's often a haven for bums to get they're daily grub but if you don't mind getting your pie to-go or waiting for one of 6 booths (only during lunch-hour will it be tough to get a seat) then New York the best place I've been to in Boston for pizza.
Grinders are great also but more expensive ($5?)
one of the worst – I was actually recommended to this place, sadly. The pizza is most certainly not worth the $2, and I'm not picky. I received a burnt slice (the whole bottom and the crust) of very thin pizza (not a lot of cheese, sauce, or flavor.) I suppose the grease is filling though. Save your money.
new york pizza delivers – i have no idea what the difference is between new york style pizza and the stuff we eat around here, but this is definitely one of the top 5 slices in the city. huge, floppy thin crusts. if you find yourself over by northeastern give this place a try, you'll be pleasantly surprised.
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