NEW YORK (PIX11) – However it became the culinary common denominator, pizza seems to be a slice in everyone’s life — from David Schuler, who makes a 20-hour, 1,500-mile drive once a year to get pie from his childhood pizza place, to the throngs who endure long lines to get into Grimaldi’s. Even at the Oscars this past weekend, when the stars’ eyes got big for a snack – it was pizza.
The dish making news on pizza now is a breakdown of pizza prices by neighborhood. NPR crunched the numbers using Seamless, and the results stun consumers across the board. The most expensive neighborhoods in Manhattan are: Midtown, SoHo, Battery Park, East Village and West Village.
Across the other boroughs, the top-priced pies by neighborhood come from Cypress Hills, Canarsie, Bushwick, Pelham Bay, Coney Island.
In many cases, simply by crossing over into the next neighborhood can save pizza consumers a lot of dough. Crossing from the West Village over into Chelsea drops the median price of a pie $5. And crossing from Soho to Nolita can save nearly $6.