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Gloria Pizza
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1. Rosa's Pizza & Pasta 5526 69th St, New York, NY 11378 (Queens)

What the hell is in Maspeth? Who cares? Just stop at Rosa’s for a Sicilian and get right back on the LIE. Done. While famous for its sauce-on-top-Sicilian, Rosa's also has crazy pies with ravioli (?) and taco toppings if you’re into that sort of thing.

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2. Pizza Garden 17101 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11358 (Flushing)

Since 1960, Pizza Garden has been a family operation that'll make you feel welcome. Always busy, always fresh, and you can actually take some time to eat inside in the comfort of the surprisingly spacious dining room. For two bucks, you get a thin and crisp slice with a dash of oregano that cracks perfectly when folded.

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3. Gloria Pizza 108-22 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills, NY 11375 (Queens)

Gloria closed for 20 freaking years. Everyone cried. There was much sadness. Then in 2012, the pizza gods finally heard our laments and it reopened in Forest Hills. The regular slice is thin, slightly floppy, and has just the right amount of grease and crispiness to its crust.

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4. Brother's Pizzeria 185-04 Horace Harding Expy, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365 (Flushing)

The older and dumpier the sign, the better the pizza. This has never been more true than at Brother’s. This no-frills, quintessential neighborhood pizza place is so hardcore, it only serves regular and Sicilian slices. That’s it. No Buffalo chicken, no avocado kale nonsense -- just good old-fashioned pizza. And what a pizza it is. The classic, thin, crisp, saucy slice with a good shot of oregano is pure New York.

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5. Lucia Pizza 136-55 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, NY 11354 (Flushing)

Take the 7 train to Flushing Main St, head straight to Lucia Pizza, and squeeze into the tiny restaurant for a stand-up slice (there’s usually nowhere to sit). Another NY-style, thin slice, its makers have seemingly mastered the art of melding just the right amounts of sugar, salt, grease, and cheese into the perfect storm of pizza.

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6. Amore Pizzeria 30-27 Stratton St, Flushing, NY 11354 (Flushing)

Sure, you’re taking your life into your hands when braving the Wild West of parking lots at Amore, but the regular slice will make it all worthwhile. It’s a thin slice, but with a unique taste. This slightly sweet sucker with a crisp flop has a one-of-a-kind look and texture (pizza camouflage?) that demands an immediate fold.

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7. VIPizza 4302 Bell Blvd, Bayside, NY 11361 (Queens)

VIPizza on Bell Blvd in Bayside serves up a fantastic Sicilian slice -- there’s a good reason it's been in business for half-a-friggin’ century.