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“A classic NYC pizza place”
Review of New Park Pizzeria

New Park Pizzeria
Ranked #2 of 51 Restaurants in Howard Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery
Reviewed 23 January 2012

Unchanged for decades, New Park is a great place to get a slice of New York City pizza. It's a quintessential local's place (nobody is using words like "quintessential" there!), but not unfriendly to "foreigners" (everybody who's not from South Queens -- believe me, you'll stick out a little). Service is fast: if it's just one or two of us, we order a slice or two; if I have the family, we get a pie. The atmosphere is minimal; just a window in the front with some benches, and a small "dining room" in the back. No waitress sevice: you get your pizza at one of the two counters, you eat it, and you leave (they also do the usual takeout). The restaurant has parking; it's usually a bit tight, but you should be able to find a space (there's also street parking if you need it).

I suspect the vast majority of slices sold are just plain (cheese) - which is the NYC classic -- but you can get all the usual toppings if you want. It's very subjective how high New Park ranks in the NYC pizza "standings," but it's justifiably ranked near the top. Bottomline, if you like pizza, you're going to like the pizza you get served here.

One thing I particularly like about the location is that they're just a couple blocks from the Belt Parkway, and therefore a very convenient place to stop if you're headed to JFK from Brooklyn. The restaurant is only a couple minutes from JFK. As I can never predict the traffic on the Belt coming from Jersey, I leave extra time when I'm flying out of JFK -- and stop for a slice at New Park if I have time. I sometimes stop on my way home, too. The pizza is that good!

Thank Dave R
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Reviewed 16 January 2012

I have been going to New Park since the mid 1980's. The pizza is great with its own unique taste. I particularly love the crust! They only serve pizza here and you get fast service. You can get a pie almost as fast as a slice! They have a small parking lot and it can get tight, especially when it's very busy. I live on Long Island and still go here when I'm craving great pizza!

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Reviewed 25 September 2007

My favorite NY style Pizza is in Howard Beach, Queens, NY. The service here is FAST. The pizza is hot and yummy. You can get a slice or a whole pie...the choice is yours. They have indoor seating in the back and outdoor seating in the front of the building. Recently they enclosed part of the front seating too, but there are still some picnic tables on the side of the building should you want to eat outdoors. I always stop here--each and every trip to the city. I usually stop and get lunch and then stop back on my way out of town and get a pie to take back home. It is that good. The value is good too--a large pizza pie is decently sized and the price isnt too bad. A soda is kind of expensive here--a small is really small. Also, there isnt much parking here and the parking lot is tiny...so dont plan on parking a big mack truck here.

This is what I think of when I hear NY style pizza...not some fancy gourmet pizza--but the real deal!! I cant say enough about New Park. It's good--plain and simple. Words just cant describe it, you just have to taste it--then you will know!

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