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$1.00 pizza slices

I know that a lot of people on this board do not think the $1.00 pizza slice joints popping up all over the city are worth mentioning much less eating at.

But you know sometimes they just fit the bill - especially when you are in a hurry or looking for some fast cheap eats. My two favorite places are the pizza places on 16th and 32nd St./8th Ave. I'll also stop by the one on 25th St and 6th Ave if I'm nearby (although I think the other two are better) .

So I'm wondering - are there others on here who do the same and if so, what $1.00 slice places do you favor?

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  1. I agree w/ you...I LOVE ME a slice of 2 Bros. on the corner of 25th/6th.
    Unlike many a'poster on this board, I'm the opposite when it comes to the $1 slice vs. an artisanal slice: I much prefer the $1 slice. It's bread-y, cheesy, and no nonsense/fuss.

    2 Brothers Pizza
    753 6th Ave, New York, NY 10010

    1. On S. Mark's just west of 2nd Ave. I think it's 2 Brothers or just Brother's.

      2 Brothers Pizza
      32 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

      1. The 2 Bros in Hells Kitchen is also worth going to; I find it better than some of the other more expensive but forgettable slice shops in the city. I haven't tried the other locations, so can't do a direct comparison of the 2 Bros locations.

        2 Brothers Pizza
        542 9th Ave, New York, NY 10018

        1. Another well-known one on the 9th Ave. behind Port Authority Bus Terminal, but I haven't had a slice from them in a while.

          1. There's one across from the Gramercy Theater on 23rd and Lexington, right next door to the hot dog and papaya shop at the corner - it tastes just like a $2 slice, that's how good it is.

            1. There's a newish $.99 pizza place next to Nicky's Vietnamese Sandwiches on E. 2nd. They also sell Indian snacks. I haven't tried it yet, but my SO has, and he liked it.

              1. Passed by another one on 2nd Ave. near 29th or 30th.

                1. FYI - stay away from the place (can't remember the name but they have other types of food as well) across the street from the Two Brothers pizza place on 38th and 8th. Their $1.00 slices are pretty bad and Two Brothers beats them hands down.

                  1. 99ยข slices at the corner of 25th and Third Avenue

                    1. The new 2 Bros. on St. Marks that took over the old Totale space has a wide variety of topping options that you don't usually see at most dolar slice places. In addition to the usual mushroom or pepperoni, the have things like sausage/peppers, meatball, hawaiian, hot dog (?), etc. Prices range from 1.50 to 2.50, I think (plain is still a dollar, of course).

                      1. my rationale is i will pay a premium for a good slice (joe's, etc...) but id rather get a $1 slice at a few places than some random $2.50-3 slice in the city.

                        i live in the west village and pick up slices on 6th and 8th street...not the gray's papaya one. its kinda buttery and not entirely bad. i think the 2 bros people on st marks was better for what its worth.

                        anyone try grays papaya?

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                        1. re: sam1

                          Love Gray's Papya hot dogs. Both the one on 6th Ave in the West Village and on 72nd street and Broadway. Their hot dogs are much better than Papya King or Papya Dog. They have pizza now too? Wow- not sure how good it would be.....

                          Gray's Papaya
                          2090 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

                          Gray's Papaya
                          402 6th Ave, New York, NY 10014

                          1. re: sam1

                            The 99 cent pizza place on 6th and 8th is my favorite-I used to live in the neighborhood and would walk past all of the other pizza places (Pizza Booth, Pizza Box, Ben's, Joes, etc) and go straight there because I actually LIKE the pizza (on top of saving money). They have all of the seasonings you could want right there on the counter, so it's flavorful, and I really like the consistency of the crust-crunchy, but chewy.

                            Joe's Pizza
                            7 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

                            Pizza Booth
                            165 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012

                            Pizza Box
                            176 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012

                            Ben's Pizzeria
                            123 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

                          2. Most people like the now-ubiquitous Two Brothers chain for dollar pizza, but I don't. I'm not usually very picky about pizza, but Two Brothers is yucky to me. I don't think their pizza is worth even 99 cents.

                            I much prefer 99 Cent Fresh Pizza, which also has a few different locations if I'm not mistaken. They started out at 9th Ave. & 42nd. Usually when I get their slices, they are hot from the oven, and they melt in my mouth. I don't think their pizza would be quite as good if it didn't dissolve on the tongue almost immediately in such a satisfying way. The cheap cheese, tomato sauce, and crust mix together to make an above-average flavor and textural experience, whereas the pizza from Two Brothers does not melt away on contact, and therefore I can get a strong sense of the cheapness and lousiness of the cheese, the sauce, and the crust.

                            I also liked a 99-cent place on Lexington just north of 45th St., but it recently closed. My backup in that neighborhood is called 44th Street Pizza, at 3rd Ave. & 44th. It is definitely not worth going out of your way for, but it works. (Of course, I'd much rather have a slice from Pizzatown USA in Elmwood Park, NJ, but obviously that's not an option in this area.)

                            99 Cent Fresh Pizza
                            569 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

                            99 Cent Fresh Pizza
                            151 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017

                            44th Street Pizza
                            196 E 44th St, New York, NY 10017

                            1. PERCY'S PIZZA BEST $1.00 PIZZA In NEW YORK

                              Yes The New York Post is jumping on The Band Wagon proclaiming Percy's Pizza The Best $1.00 PIZZA in New York, and yes this is true. And I don't blame The Post for writing this piece and I'm glad they did, as let's face it, they have a lot more power and exposure than I, just let's not forget who "Discovered" this Gem first and who was the First to write about it and Proclaim It
                              "New York'S best $1.00 Pizza." ? Mwha! Yes I. Me writing the piece and making the proclamation way back in December 2011, more than 2 months before the New York Post's piece.
                              For those of you who may have forgotten here it is, my Proclamation that Percy's Pizza is The Number One Undisputed Champion King Best $1.00 SLICE of PIZZA in New York. Look below.

                              Post in NyFoodee .... December 10, 2011 by Daniel Bellino Zwicke

                              PROCLAIMING PERCY'S PIZZA BEST $1.00 PIZZA in NEW YORK
                              The latest entry into the DOLLAR a SLICE PIZZA "PERCY'S PIZZA" on Dollar Slice is phenomenal. It's Top Notch and Superior to the likes of JOE'S PIZZA just a mere 200 feet away from this wonderful new establishment.
                              The Pizza at Percy's is just about absolute perfection. The way real pizza should be, perfect dough that is cooked to crisp perfection with just the right balance of tomato to cheese ratio. This slice is tasty, and at a Dollar a pop, one of New York's greatest culinary deals. And as for the other Buck a Slice guys, they just don't measure up. They're pretty good for a Dollar, but the slice at Percy's is Superior, even up against $2.75 a Slice joints like the famed Joe's Pizza just feet away. Percy's blows them away. They have a couple great Pizzaiolos, one from Sardegna, the other from Cairo of all places. Percy's is a simple unassuming place, that's nice and comfortable and serves up some of the Best Pizza in town, and at a Buck a Pop, you just can't
                              beat it. I Love it, and hope it last.

                              by Daniel Bellino Zwicke at NyFoodee http://nyfoodeedotcom.blogspot.com/

                              photo Daniel Bellino Zwicke

                              Percy's Pizza
                              190 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012

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                              1. re: xpicassox

                                The key is how long they can go at it for a buck. The dollar slice pizza trucks all had to change their slices entirely (no longer a fresh grandma style sicilian square) to stay in business.

                              2. Dollar slices (we call it Cheazza, for cheap pizza haha) are one of my favorite New York snacks! Try Mamani on Avenue A between 9th and 10th. It's delicious.

                                I also like Percy's on Bleecker St and the 99C Fresh Pizza on 9th Ave and 41st (NYC's first dollar slice spot).

                                I haven't had the Gray's Papaya dollar slices yet. And I've wanted to try Roll & Go's pizza. Anyone had it?