We grew up in a New York City that was always moving, always changing. Yet today, the change feels different. As the rise of chain stores, condos, and banks threaten to dominate the urban landscape of New York City, pizza shops serve as guardians of authenticity in the face of homogenization. This project is an homage to them and to the other small businesses that keep New York real.
Now Available: A beautifully printed 192-page hardcover coffee table book documenting New York City's last authentic pizzerias through photography and interviews. Foreword written by New York Times bestselling author and native Brooklynite, Jonathan Lethem.
The people who make the slices, the people who eat the slices, the shops and the blocks that they rest on.
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Vanishing New York
"As New York City increasingly becomes Disneyfied, neighborhood pizza joints are keeping it real. The New York Pizza Project has scoured the city, from Greenwich Village to Bay Ridge and Arthur Avenue, to create a vivid collection of photos and quotes that capture the true character and spirit of the streets, one slice at a time."
— Jeremiah Moss, Vanishing New York
"Gorgeous candid photos of pizza-makers and pizza-eaters, along with their stories and quips, slice to the heart of what makes New York’s pizza culture so special. Sure, The New York Pizza Project is about the pizza. But really? It’s about how the pizza brings us together as individuals and as a city."
"The New York Pizza Project captures every pizzeria's soul with beautifully honest photos. It's not about the pizza, it's about the characters. From the pizza makers to the customers to the tables to the facade of the building, every piece tells the story of a sadly fading piece of the city."