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John’s of Bleecker Street: Best pie in the West Village but not all of NYC

January 23, 2008

“In 1905, Gennaro Lombardi applied to the New York City government for the first license to make and sell pizza in this country, at his grocery store on Spring Street in what was then a thriving Italian-American neighborhood.”

That information, courtesy of Ed Levine, is the reason you’re looking at the beautiful pie below. While Mr. Lombardi created a lasting legacy at Lombardi’s with his transcendent white pies, John Sasso, one of Lombardi’s disciples, opened John’s of Bleecker Street in 1920, and created a New York institution of his own.

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Find out what makes it the best pie in the West Village and why it’s not the best in NYC after the jump.

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