New Park Pizzeria
15671 Crossbay Blvd
Howard Beach, NY 11414
Every time I see the sign for Cross Bay Boulevard on the Belt I get the urge. Less than a mile from the exit, it’s barely out of the way of anything Queens southshore. And one of the best aspects of New Park – rarely any wait for what many consider the best pizza in the city. Many take out but it’s better on the splinter wood picnic tables immediately inside. But for more sophisticated dining, you can hustle around the back to even more seating and do your business with the proper Howard Beach folk.
The sweet sauce, fluffy, smoked crust and tables mix together to create a classic and near perfect pizza experience. The slices overflow a paper plate and on a cold day the burnt insides of your mouth with the charred crust flavor linger is great unique NY pizza sensation.
I can’t imagine a time where I am not in the mood for New Park pizza. My eyes are metal and that huge sign is the magnet. The accident rate must be high in this quarter mile radius.
Slice covers it terribly, but the commenters defend NPP with honor.
Feisty Foodie barely likes it either, but commenters came to it’s rescue again.
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