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Pizzeria on Vernon Blvd opens, with back deck coming soon

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Aug. 3, 2015 By Christian Murray

After eight-months of construction, sLICe, a new pizzeria located at 48-11 Vernon Blvd., opened today.

The pizzeria, which is owned and managed by the same group behind Blend and Blend on the Water, was providing passersby with free slices today.

The new location seats between 15-to-20 customers inside, with room for more once construction on the back deck is complete. The deck, which will be fenced off, is adjacent to the rear section of Vernon Blvd dog run.

Nicholas Hyde, who is the manager, said the pizzeria will officially open tomorrow when it starts selling pizza. A New York Style slice will go for $2.50, a Sicilian $2.75, Margherita $3.00 and a Grandma $3.25. A vegan slice will cost $3.50.

Meanwhile, a regular 18 inch pie will be $17.00.

For now, the establishment is only offering pizza. However, within a few weeks, it will begin serving pasta, meatballs, calzones, heroes and other items.

The owners also plan to apply for a wine and beer license, although they are waiting to get everything else in order first.

The pizzeria will be open from 11 am through 7 pm during this week.

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LICfly

What the neighborhood really needs is a half decent Chinese takeout joint. New city is terrible. Staple dishes like Gen Tso should never be so bad. Really feel cheated when u decide to indulge in unhealthy cuisine on occasion and what u get is barely edible. Also I don’t need to hear purists reply with how gen Tso and sesame chicken isn’t real Chinese food. I feel entitled to quality Americanized Chinese food!

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Anon Sorry

Chinese Musician over in Green Point delivers to LIC and is exactly what you’re looking for.

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That70sMan

I have a dream that this gentrification crap will die out and instead we will start forcing the white people out of New York City again. The ghetto will reign supreme and Superfly will be the Pusherman once again, with afros and bellbottoms galore, you dig it?!

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David Cutler

This place looks great. I walked by and talked with the owner – seems like a great guy. Vernon Blvd needs a good pizza place because it doesn’t have one as of now. I’m totally looking forward to this place.

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mc

We are in need of a good pie somewhere in between L’inizio and San Remo. San Remo is just plain dirty. L’inizio is just plain expensive. The location is perfect near the 7 train. They should do well. One recommendation, curb appeal. The place has been closed for months and now that it is open, it still looks like it is under renovation.

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Anonymous visitor

L’Inizio does a good job on their pizza. It is possible to call something that isn’t a standard New York slice pizza, you know. Now go back to Ray’s Famous.

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Anonymous visitor

I’m all in favor of taking classic food like a New York slice and reinventing it. The thing is, you’re supposed to make it better. The pizza at L’Inizio just isn’t good. It’s all flashy bells and whistles but the fundamentals are missing.

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D

Exactly. I’m a fan of classic New York Style, Neapolitan and Sicilian, but it has to be well mad and taste good. Chicago ‘Pizza’ is not pizza and L’Inizio is not pizza. I went there once and sLICe is solid.

mcolan

I like their pizza but if I go with my wife and son, it costs $30 for 5 slices and a drink.

Anonymous

San Remo is classic NYC pizza. Its inexpensive and the slices are enormous.
it doesn’t look fancy because it isn’t. It also has an A from the health dept which means its not dirty. Its just old school. He spends his money on quality ingredients instead of Curved screens. Paolo has been serving pizza here for 30 years and he doesn’t need to change anything and I am glad he hasn’t.

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LICfly

i rather have a shtty pizza joint that gives me access to mediocre Italian ice than another real estate office.

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That70sMan

I would rather see run-down buildings, graffitti-smeared subway trains, and abandoned car tires on the sidewalks like back in the 70s and 80s than see too much development. You will see that those high-rises will become the next NYC projects over the course of the next 20 years.

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Anonymous visitor

11-7 during the week?
that’s all the info we got?
it would be great to have a place to go to and get a slice at sayyyy…..11:00 or 12:00….why do all places close so early? 7:00? so you only want people to go there for lunch?

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M

It said “during this week”. Hopefully they mean just for this first opening week. Otherwise, that’s ridiculous.. people still have dinner after 7pm.

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Anon Sorry

It says 11-7pm *this* week. I’m guessing they’re going slow, working out the kinks first. It’s actually pretty smart. I bet they’ll be open until at least 11 in the next few weeks.

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PM

The late night food scene in LIC is pretty sparse. I’d love to be able to catch a slice after midnight

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Dana

Why places close earlier? How does the sound of crowds of pizza crazed passersby underneath your windows at eleven at night appeal. Still a family working, low rise area.

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Johnny DoDo

There is a class of people who poo-poo absolutely everything that opens in LIC. Someone could open a bank that give out bags of money on Tuedays with no strings attached and some loser would be on here complaining about it.

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Anonymous visitor

This is exactly the kind of honest, no baloney place this neighborhood desperately needs. Strip away the foodie bullshit and throw a decent slice at me. And shut up already. I’m hoping these guys can deliver a great slice and restore my faith in humanity.

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LICgal

I certainly do not complain about everything that opens in LIC. But, given the dearth of retail options in the hood, an additional pizza joint does nothing for most of us. We have PLENTY of pizza around here, if you haven’t noticed.

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Love LIC

Don’t try to argue with the people celebrating the umpteenth pizza shop or 100th place to get burgers… because they don’t care if there’s ever anything else.

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Anon Sorry

We have plenty of places to sit down for a pie, we only have one slice place. It IS New York City.

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Amadeo Plaza

A regular pizza joint with regular prices? They had me fooled. Seems like every new business tries to get on the gravy train. Glad to see them being sensible here. Even Blend, as much as I like them, probably charge a bit too much for Latin food that I used to get a plate of for $6 back in Jamaica.

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That70sMan

Quite frankly, any “gentrified” business in NYC is nothing but overpriced crap! An authentic NY slice is hard to come by these days. because all those hipster businesses trying to pass as “elite establishments” promote a fake NY slice that is paper thin with no cheese and hardly any sauce, such as the garbage offered at L’Inizio down the street. Why throw your money away with these up-and-coming businesses doomed for failure? Believe me, the best way to prrotest high prrices is simply by not patronizing theirt business, just DON’T BUY! That speaks louder and they will then “have to” lower their slice price to $2. Evem that is too expansive for me, I am used to going to the dollar joints that do a better job.

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