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May 4, 2013 07:16 AM

Arriving at JFK... Next stop Pizza!

A traveler who has been away a long time sorely misses classic pizza with chewy crust, medium or thin. Perfection would be...

- easy drive from JFK
- comfy booth or table
- beer on tap
- accepts reservations -or- not too long a line Friday evening

Is this possible?

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  1. Where are you going after JFK? It would probably be easy to pick something good that is en-route to Manhattan or whatever. Or is it just a layover?

    3 Replies
    1. re: scooter

      After dinner, Bushwick or Midtown.

      1. re: atheorist

        I would remiss to not mention Bushwick's Roberta's, which is my #1 in the city for pizza.
        261 Moore St

        Unfortunately, it fails condition #4 (no wait) and maybe #2 (comfy). But it is great.

        My reco for you would be Giuseppina's in Southern Park Slope

        691 6th Ave (at 20th st
        )(718) 499-5052

        It is great pizza, essentially the same as Lucali which you will read about in much more detail here. But this sister restaurant is

        #1 driveable. I would take Belt Parkway W to BQE, get off at 39th st., 5 minute schlep from there. The neighborhood is parkable, which is the most important thing.

        #2 comfy enough

        #3 I seem to remember good beer.

        #4 it is laid back enough that you won't have to worry. We've actually never had to wait, ever, though we tend to show up early.

        Maybe someone can recommend something more LIE-oriented, since that's a more direct route from the airport to where you are going.

    2. If you need a slice right after arrival, head to New Park Pizza on Cross Bay Blvd. It's 5 minutes from JFK

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      1. re: son of a butcher


        Go straight to New Park (5 minutes from JFK)...plenty of tables in the back. Enjoy your pizza (get those slices well-done), fulfill most of your criteria (not sure about the beer), then take other's recommendations farther afield.

        1. re: Mike R.

          No beer that I recall, but the best slice I've had in Queens.

          1. re: Mike R.

            Also great take away Italian @ Rag time down the street

            1. re: Mike R.

              Thanks! New Park, well done, was the ideal welcome home pizza. Later for the party.

              1. re: Mike R.

                I was going to second New Park but the OP already went and liked it. His next stop should be an Italian meal at Don Peppe's

            2. Are you thinking gas oven or coal oven? I'm thinking coal oven will be a pie that is too big for one person so a gas oven slice joint would work better (but usually no beers on tap). I can't think of many gas or coal oven places that take reservations to begin with.

              Have you looked at the Queens tag on Slice? This place looks like a short drive.

              1. Nicks in Forest Hills, me thinks there is a lline but it's not stupid crazy like some of the Brooklyn places and it's a straight shot up the Van Wyck, then Interboro to Bushwick.It's might fine but no draft, though some good beers in bottles, which I prefer.

                1. Totonno's in coney island is a pretty easy drive (and, if you are going to midtown after not grossly out of the way). Parkings pretty easy - no beer on tap though they do have shitty wine in single serving bottles. is there beer at totonnos?

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                  1. re: tex.s.toast

                    Have they reopened? I know they got hard hit by Sandy.