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Ms. Brooklyn wrote: I'm a little surprised someone would open a pizza place across the street from Amorina but I'll take it.
pnlop wrote: Amorina is great but sometimes you just want a regular slice.
putz wrote: [quote=pnlop]Amorina is great but sometimes you just want a regular slice.
Subject: PIZZA PIZZA
alafairnadia wrote: there's something special about a 3 a.m. slice of pizza.
LincolnAnnex wrote: Antonio's is over-priced for the quality of pizza you get. For my money Gino's on Washington is much better (and sub-10$ for a pie). I'd say the only thing around here that rivals it would be Aniello's on 5th Ave and 11th St. - though i think they have closed up shop (anyone know what the deal was/is with them?).
Subject: Pizza Pizza
Subject: Re: Pizza Pizza
sneakyonstmarks wrote: Its amazing of what this neighborhood is doing! Once again, why do we need another pizzeria? There are 2 pizzeria's going up now one next to Le gamin and the other one at Muddy , so there will be 3 pizzeria's plus zaytoon's pizza withinh 4 blocks of each other. So are where is the innovative thinking on this hood??
sneakyonstmarks wrote: i think i will open another Pizzeria, another cocktail lounge with a egg whites another French restaurant, another barber shop, another high end wine shop and i think i am innovative as ever! Hold on i think i will push out the Dominican Restaurant , the weave place across the street , the bodega on St marks and i think we are done!MOD NOTE: edited to remove name calling, which is against the rules. consider this your warning to BE NICE.
fred333 wrote: Sounds like a plan.
yea. i am disappointed in this too.... i REALLY wish we had a good butcher and a good place to get fish.
Fjord wrote: yea. i am disappointed in this too.... i REALLY wish we had a good butcher and a good place to get fish.
PPG—maybe you can open a spot? we need more mavericks to do these things—open needed businesses in the nabe—and less people complaining about the lack of such establishments. I'm just sayin...no offense to you...
You best believe I am going to eat there! I am all about supporting any local business. As dumb as it would be to avoid a new place just to be a jerk, I think it's just as dumb that we have 4 pizza places within a 5 block radius.
jgregorie wrote: they refused to cut my pie into slices because it was the "traditionall" way of serving pizza.
Subject: Re: Pizza
sneakyonstmarks wrote: tried the Factory today for lunch and i have to say for all the talk about this place its nothing more than another pizzeria and not even up to Amorina's , Franny's or even Antonio's. Nothing spectacular about it, just another neighborhood boring Pizzeria, still going to Antonio's for their yummy greasy pizza!!
Subject: best pizza...period
Subject: not bad!
joeypizza wrote: this has to be by far the best pizza i have ever tasted. no one's pizza on vanderbilt even compares. nd btw they do have a phone number:718-789-7800 would highly recomend his grandma pie . do try this place u will def be pleased
Bricktop wrote: just stopped by and had a whole wheat crust slice with diced tomatoes and goat cheese....I dunno what they call it, but it was well seasoned and deeeelissshhhhuuus. Really tasty. Not cheap ($4), but good (even if a tad underdone). My kids liked their plain slices. ($2.50). I like Amorina but feel like it's "eating out" when I go there, compared to just grabbing a slice at this place. Two different universes and expectations of quality entirely. They expect to have take out menus on Saturday morning. They also have some nice-sounding salads on the menu, and the owner and his staff seem very excited about being here, and eager to please us PHers.
Subject: Pizza on Vanderbilt
"putz" wrote: [quote=pnlop]Amorina is great but sometimes you just want a regular slice.
jgregorie wrote: Im actually kind of psyched for a real pizza place on vandy.Amorina is good but they only offer plain slices and as mentioned before close early. .
Idlewild wrote: I had a slice and a square for lunch. It's pretty bad stuff. Some of the worst pizza I've had actually. You're better off putting some Ragu and Poly-O on a graham cracker and heating it up. It'll taste a lot better.
Kinda reminded me of... Elio's frozen pizza / oldskool bowling alley pizza.
sje wrote: [quote=LincolnAnnex]Antonio's is over-priced for the quality of pizza you get. For my money Gino's on Washington is much better (and sub-10$ for a pie). I'd say the only thing around here that rivals it would be Aniello's on 5th Ave and 11th St. - though i think they have closed up shop (anyone know what the deal was/is with them?).
sneakyonstmarks wrote: Funny that when i heard the name of the place i thought it was going to be an innovative pizzeria but its has been a complete let down. There will be another Italian Pizzeria joint next to Les gamins, which brings me to think that Vanderbilt is becoming the next Little Italy or Pizza row!! Pizzeria on Bergen and Washington, 2 pizzerias plus an Italian restauran on Vanderbilt between Prospect and Park, Pizzeria on Flatbush between Prospect and Saint Marks, Pizzeria on Dean and 6th, Pizzeria on Flatbush and Bergen, Pizzeria on Flatbush and Carlton, who knew that Prospect Heights had so many Pizza lovers. Maybe i will come up with a business plan to open a Pizzeria warehouse!!
Plucky Purcell wrote: [quote=Idlewild]I had a slice and a square for lunch. It's pretty bad stuff. Some of the worst pizza I've had actually. You're better off putting some Ragu and Poly-O on a graham cracker and heating it up. It'll taste a lot better.
Subject: Bagels Anyone?
sneakyonstmarks wrote: I used to love the Pizzeria that was where Amorina is now, very sweet Greek Jewish Family, but that was about the only Pizzeria on Vanderbilt and i have been here since 84...Anyhow, went to Franny's a couple of nights ago and i have always have been apprehensive about the place and the Bruni came out with that overtly rated review which to this day i find it to be mind F$cking boggling!! Went there for dinner and i could not help but notice that there was a staff of 8 on the floor which for a tiny restaurant is very crowded and from what i heard the staff is trained for like a week and i just thought what kind of questions are patrons asking, is there cheese and tomato sauce on this pizza or is that basil or Oregano?. The choices on the menu are so minimal ,3 choices of pasta or 5 Pizza's, the appetizer's are the only good think on the menu, the crust is too thin, sometimes the crust is burnt like a corpse after a 5 alarm fire. So what is the big deal about Franny's? In my humble opinion Franny's is no better than Amorina's. I def don't want to go and spend $80 bucks for two on Asparagus, almond crostini, 2 pizza's and a glass of wine. Over rated!!! NO MORE PIZZERIA"S PLEASE!!!
Anyhow, went to Franny's a couple of nights ago and i have always have been apprehensive about the place and the Bruni came out with that overtly rated review which to this day i find it to be mind F$cking boggling!!
Subject: Amorina, that's Amore
We really need an Uncle Luigi's in that Muddy Waters space....I'll run the place if anyone out there wants to bankroll it.....PM me if you do!
WhyFi wrote: Ordered a pie last night. My quick take - pretty good/fresh ingredients (I had fresh mozz and pepperoni), but execution needs work. Crust was thin in the middle, thick and bread-y on the outside. Would like to see them ratchet up the oven temp a bit, too, specially if their crust is supposed to be on the thinner side. Promising, though.
Brooklyn Pizza Factory is still there! If you wanted to, and had $1.2M, you could buy the building it is located in and be their landlord...
$1.2M seems like a pretty good price for this. Could make yourself a nice duplex out of the apartments.
Anyone have a ballpark estimate of how much rent the Pizza Factory might pay?
(Just daydreaming. I'd call the realtor if I were in a position to buy it.)
the pizza factory pays $3600 / month
( lease is up in 2017)
Thanks, very interesting.
Before we write a check, we should note that this property is only 12' wide.
Yeah, it's pretty narrow.
But, okay, back of envelope: Bankrate.com says you can get about a 4.4% mortgage now. With 20% down that gets you a monthly payment of $4,793.
Subtract the $3,600 in rent and add the $1,410 in taxes a month, and you end up paying $2,602 a month for (almost) 2500 square feet of living space (and someone else paying most of your mortgage for you).
Seems like a pretty good deal.
Of course, I have no idea what actual loan you might get for a property like this. Plus there's the added risk of what happens when the lease is up. Plus it probably needs renovation. Plus you'd have to kick out tenants who are, no doubt, lovely folks.
Ooh, but first thing I'd do is put in those mini-split A/C units. Mmmmmm. I smell a bidding war.
Those aren't investment property mortgage rates....which are higher, and require a higher percent down.
steveo said: you end up paying $2,602 a month for (almost) 2500 square feet of living space (and someone else paying most of your mortgage for you).
The whole building is only 2250 sq feet, so there's no way you end up with 2500 sq ft of living space. Ex-ground floor, you'd get 1500 sq feet...a good portion of which would be lost to stairways/hallways.
On the plus side, you might get all the pizza you could eat.
@bricktop: Yeah, I was wondering about the mortgage rate -- thought maybe if I lived there it would be the regular jumbo house rate.
@arches: Oh, you're right. I was looking at the lot size which says 12.5x100 feet. But I see now that the building is only 60 feet long. But even 1000 square feet is pretty good for that price.