NYC pizzeria owners struggle to maintain shops

For New Yorkers, the stuff of life truly is pizza—served by the slice and ready to be eaten on the go. Although pizzerias in every borough have donated innumerable pies to local hospitals and other essential workers, they are struggling to stay open. As with all NYC restaurants, dining is not allowed inside and there are a host of costly safety protocols to adhere to. With tourism and commuter numbers down, so are pilgrimages to the city’s most well-known pizza joints. This includes Little Italy’s Lombardi’s, which for the first time in its century-plus history will offer its signature grandma pie by the slice. “We’re hanging on by our fingernails,” Michael Giammarino, CEO of Lombardi’s, told The Washington Post.

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