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Mayor De Blasio Staffer Says Chicago Has Better Pizza Than New York City

Mayor De Blasio Staffer Says Chicago Has Better Pizza Than New York City

This allegation did not sit well with native New Yorkers

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New York City is known for having much of the nation’s best pizza, but according to a staffer for Mayor Bill de Blasio — Chicago’s pie is better.

In a tweet on November 11, the mayor’s press secretary, Eric Phillips, wrote on Twitter: “This is the best pizza in the United States and it’s not even close.”

Attached to the tweet is a photo of a saucy deep-dish pepperoni pie from Pequod’s Pizza. It’s a casserole. Real New Yorkers know” — citing a Daily Show skit in which Jon Stewart roasts Chicago’s famous deep-dish pie.

“Deep-dish pizza is not only not better than New York pizza, it’s not pizza. It’s a f------ casserole,” Stewart said. “You know the expression, there’s no such thing as bad sex or bad pizza? Your pizza is like sex with a corpse made of sandpaper. This is not pizza. This is tomato soup in a bread bowl. This is an above-ground marinara swimming pool for rats. I don’t know whether to eat it or throw a coin in it and make a wish. And if I made a wish, it would be that I wish for some real f------ pizza.”

Other elites who have expressed their disdain for that style of pie include: Nick Kroll, who said, “deep-dish pizza is like a huge, crusted-over pile of diarrhea”; Mario Batali, who claimed that if Italians were to visit Chicago “they would kill themselves”; Anthony Bourdain, who called it “an abomination”; and Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin, who said it’s “an offense against the pizza gods.”

Phillips also admitted to eating his pizza with a fork, something de Blasio was bludgeoned for in 2014. To many native New Yorkers, the best practice is folding the slice in half, allowing oil to run off at the tip.

“I don’t think anyone cares what type of pizza the mayor’s press secretary likes,” Phillips told the haters. “I think they care more about someone not being a phony. Especially about pizza!”

If you’re a firm believer that all pies are created equal, here’s a look at the best pizza in every state.


New York City Parents Should Prepare by Monday for Public-School Shutdown, Mayor Says

Katie Honan

Jimmy Vielkind

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday urged all parents of public-school students to prepare by Monday for fully remote learning, saying the city’s schools were more likely to close because of rising Covid-19 cases.

The share of people in the city testing positive for coronavirus hit 2.83% over a seven-day average, and the daily rate was 3.09%, according to the most recently released data, which ran through Wednesday. The city has set a threshold to stop in-person learning at schools if the seven-day average positivity rate reaches 3%.

“My hope is that if we all do what we have to do in the city as a whole that we can overcome this in a matter of weeks,” the Democratic mayor said during a radio interview, urging parents to have a back-up child-care plan.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has consolidated decision-making power over how the outbreak is managed, said Friday that Mr. de Blasio was within his rights to close schools but said he hoped they would reopen quickly. The state requires schools to shift to fully remote learning to close if the infection rate in the corresponding municipality hits 9% the state has also closed school buildings in certain zones where infection rates are higher, including parts of Brooklyn and Queens.

“The infection rate in the schools is not the problem,” the Deomcratic governor said during conference call with reporters. “How about an indicator of spread in the schools themselves? I would suggest that the mayor and the teachers union and the parents consider that, because if schools were opened, I think it would be better.”


New York City Parents Should Prepare by Monday for Public-School Shutdown, Mayor Says

Katie Honan

Jimmy Vielkind

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday urged all parents of public-school students to prepare by Monday for fully remote learning, saying the city’s schools were more likely to close because of rising Covid-19 cases.

The share of people in the city testing positive for coronavirus hit 2.83% over a seven-day average, and the daily rate was 3.09%, according to the most recently released data, which ran through Wednesday. The city has set a threshold to stop in-person learning at schools if the seven-day average positivity rate reaches 3%.

“My hope is that if we all do what we have to do in the city as a whole that we can overcome this in a matter of weeks,” the Democratic mayor said during a radio interview, urging parents to have a back-up child-care plan.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has consolidated decision-making power over how the outbreak is managed, said Friday that Mr. de Blasio was within his rights to close schools but said he hoped they would reopen quickly. The state requires schools to shift to fully remote learning to close if the infection rate in the corresponding municipality hits 9% the state has also closed school buildings in certain zones where infection rates are higher, including parts of Brooklyn and Queens.

“The infection rate in the schools is not the problem,” the Deomcratic governor said during conference call with reporters. “How about an indicator of spread in the schools themselves? I would suggest that the mayor and the teachers union and the parents consider that, because if schools were opened, I think it would be better.”


New York City Parents Should Prepare by Monday for Public-School Shutdown, Mayor Says

Katie Honan

Jimmy Vielkind

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday urged all parents of public-school students to prepare by Monday for fully remote learning, saying the city’s schools were more likely to close because of rising Covid-19 cases.

The share of people in the city testing positive for coronavirus hit 2.83% over a seven-day average, and the daily rate was 3.09%, according to the most recently released data, which ran through Wednesday. The city has set a threshold to stop in-person learning at schools if the seven-day average positivity rate reaches 3%.

“My hope is that if we all do what we have to do in the city as a whole that we can overcome this in a matter of weeks,” the Democratic mayor said during a radio interview, urging parents to have a back-up child-care plan.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has consolidated decision-making power over how the outbreak is managed, said Friday that Mr. de Blasio was within his rights to close schools but said he hoped they would reopen quickly. The state requires schools to shift to fully remote learning to close if the infection rate in the corresponding municipality hits 9% the state has also closed school buildings in certain zones where infection rates are higher, including parts of Brooklyn and Queens.

“The infection rate in the schools is not the problem,” the Deomcratic governor said during conference call with reporters. “How about an indicator of spread in the schools themselves? I would suggest that the mayor and the teachers union and the parents consider that, because if schools were opened, I think it would be better.”


New York City Parents Should Prepare by Monday for Public-School Shutdown, Mayor Says

Katie Honan

Jimmy Vielkind

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday urged all parents of public-school students to prepare by Monday for fully remote learning, saying the city’s schools were more likely to close because of rising Covid-19 cases.

The share of people in the city testing positive for coronavirus hit 2.83% over a seven-day average, and the daily rate was 3.09%, according to the most recently released data, which ran through Wednesday. The city has set a threshold to stop in-person learning at schools if the seven-day average positivity rate reaches 3%.

“My hope is that if we all do what we have to do in the city as a whole that we can overcome this in a matter of weeks,” the Democratic mayor said during a radio interview, urging parents to have a back-up child-care plan.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has consolidated decision-making power over how the outbreak is managed, said Friday that Mr. de Blasio was within his rights to close schools but said he hoped they would reopen quickly. The state requires schools to shift to fully remote learning to close if the infection rate in the corresponding municipality hits 9% the state has also closed school buildings in certain zones where infection rates are higher, including parts of Brooklyn and Queens.

“The infection rate in the schools is not the problem,” the Deomcratic governor said during conference call with reporters. “How about an indicator of spread in the schools themselves? I would suggest that the mayor and the teachers union and the parents consider that, because if schools were opened, I think it would be better.”


New York City Parents Should Prepare by Monday for Public-School Shutdown, Mayor Says

Katie Honan

Jimmy Vielkind

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday urged all parents of public-school students to prepare by Monday for fully remote learning, saying the city’s schools were more likely to close because of rising Covid-19 cases.

The share of people in the city testing positive for coronavirus hit 2.83% over a seven-day average, and the daily rate was 3.09%, according to the most recently released data, which ran through Wednesday. The city has set a threshold to stop in-person learning at schools if the seven-day average positivity rate reaches 3%.

“My hope is that if we all do what we have to do in the city as a whole that we can overcome this in a matter of weeks,” the Democratic mayor said during a radio interview, urging parents to have a back-up child-care plan.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has consolidated decision-making power over how the outbreak is managed, said Friday that Mr. de Blasio was within his rights to close schools but said he hoped they would reopen quickly. The state requires schools to shift to fully remote learning to close if the infection rate in the corresponding municipality hits 9% the state has also closed school buildings in certain zones where infection rates are higher, including parts of Brooklyn and Queens.

“The infection rate in the schools is not the problem,” the Deomcratic governor said during conference call with reporters. “How about an indicator of spread in the schools themselves? I would suggest that the mayor and the teachers union and the parents consider that, because if schools were opened, I think it would be better.”


New York City Parents Should Prepare by Monday for Public-School Shutdown, Mayor Says

Katie Honan

Jimmy Vielkind

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday urged all parents of public-school students to prepare by Monday for fully remote learning, saying the city’s schools were more likely to close because of rising Covid-19 cases.

The share of people in the city testing positive for coronavirus hit 2.83% over a seven-day average, and the daily rate was 3.09%, according to the most recently released data, which ran through Wednesday. The city has set a threshold to stop in-person learning at schools if the seven-day average positivity rate reaches 3%.

“My hope is that if we all do what we have to do in the city as a whole that we can overcome this in a matter of weeks,” the Democratic mayor said during a radio interview, urging parents to have a back-up child-care plan.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has consolidated decision-making power over how the outbreak is managed, said Friday that Mr. de Blasio was within his rights to close schools but said he hoped they would reopen quickly. The state requires schools to shift to fully remote learning to close if the infection rate in the corresponding municipality hits 9% the state has also closed school buildings in certain zones where infection rates are higher, including parts of Brooklyn and Queens.

“The infection rate in the schools is not the problem,” the Deomcratic governor said during conference call with reporters. “How about an indicator of spread in the schools themselves? I would suggest that the mayor and the teachers union and the parents consider that, because if schools were opened, I think it would be better.”


New York City Parents Should Prepare by Monday for Public-School Shutdown, Mayor Says

Katie Honan

Jimmy Vielkind

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday urged all parents of public-school students to prepare by Monday for fully remote learning, saying the city’s schools were more likely to close because of rising Covid-19 cases.

The share of people in the city testing positive for coronavirus hit 2.83% over a seven-day average, and the daily rate was 3.09%, according to the most recently released data, which ran through Wednesday. The city has set a threshold to stop in-person learning at schools if the seven-day average positivity rate reaches 3%.

“My hope is that if we all do what we have to do in the city as a whole that we can overcome this in a matter of weeks,” the Democratic mayor said during a radio interview, urging parents to have a back-up child-care plan.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has consolidated decision-making power over how the outbreak is managed, said Friday that Mr. de Blasio was within his rights to close schools but said he hoped they would reopen quickly. The state requires schools to shift to fully remote learning to close if the infection rate in the corresponding municipality hits 9% the state has also closed school buildings in certain zones where infection rates are higher, including parts of Brooklyn and Queens.

“The infection rate in the schools is not the problem,” the Deomcratic governor said during conference call with reporters. “How about an indicator of spread in the schools themselves? I would suggest that the mayor and the teachers union and the parents consider that, because if schools were opened, I think it would be better.”


New York City Parents Should Prepare by Monday for Public-School Shutdown, Mayor Says

Katie Honan

Jimmy Vielkind

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday urged all parents of public-school students to prepare by Monday for fully remote learning, saying the city’s schools were more likely to close because of rising Covid-19 cases.

The share of people in the city testing positive for coronavirus hit 2.83% over a seven-day average, and the daily rate was 3.09%, according to the most recently released data, which ran through Wednesday. The city has set a threshold to stop in-person learning at schools if the seven-day average positivity rate reaches 3%.

“My hope is that if we all do what we have to do in the city as a whole that we can overcome this in a matter of weeks,” the Democratic mayor said during a radio interview, urging parents to have a back-up child-care plan.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has consolidated decision-making power over how the outbreak is managed, said Friday that Mr. de Blasio was within his rights to close schools but said he hoped they would reopen quickly. The state requires schools to shift to fully remote learning to close if the infection rate in the corresponding municipality hits 9% the state has also closed school buildings in certain zones where infection rates are higher, including parts of Brooklyn and Queens.

“The infection rate in the schools is not the problem,” the Deomcratic governor said during conference call with reporters. “How about an indicator of spread in the schools themselves? I would suggest that the mayor and the teachers union and the parents consider that, because if schools were opened, I think it would be better.”


New York City Parents Should Prepare by Monday for Public-School Shutdown, Mayor Says

Katie Honan

Jimmy Vielkind

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday urged all parents of public-school students to prepare by Monday for fully remote learning, saying the city’s schools were more likely to close because of rising Covid-19 cases.

The share of people in the city testing positive for coronavirus hit 2.83% over a seven-day average, and the daily rate was 3.09%, according to the most recently released data, which ran through Wednesday. The city has set a threshold to stop in-person learning at schools if the seven-day average positivity rate reaches 3%.

“My hope is that if we all do what we have to do in the city as a whole that we can overcome this in a matter of weeks,” the Democratic mayor said during a radio interview, urging parents to have a back-up child-care plan.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has consolidated decision-making power over how the outbreak is managed, said Friday that Mr. de Blasio was within his rights to close schools but said he hoped they would reopen quickly. The state requires schools to shift to fully remote learning to close if the infection rate in the corresponding municipality hits 9% the state has also closed school buildings in certain zones where infection rates are higher, including parts of Brooklyn and Queens.

“The infection rate in the schools is not the problem,” the Deomcratic governor said during conference call with reporters. “How about an indicator of spread in the schools themselves? I would suggest that the mayor and the teachers union and the parents consider that, because if schools were opened, I think it would be better.”


New York City Parents Should Prepare by Monday for Public-School Shutdown, Mayor Says

Katie Honan

Jimmy Vielkind

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday urged all parents of public-school students to prepare by Monday for fully remote learning, saying the city’s schools were more likely to close because of rising Covid-19 cases.

The share of people in the city testing positive for coronavirus hit 2.83% over a seven-day average, and the daily rate was 3.09%, according to the most recently released data, which ran through Wednesday. The city has set a threshold to stop in-person learning at schools if the seven-day average positivity rate reaches 3%.

“My hope is that if we all do what we have to do in the city as a whole that we can overcome this in a matter of weeks,” the Democratic mayor said during a radio interview, urging parents to have a back-up child-care plan.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has consolidated decision-making power over how the outbreak is managed, said Friday that Mr. de Blasio was within his rights to close schools but said he hoped they would reopen quickly. The state requires schools to shift to fully remote learning to close if the infection rate in the corresponding municipality hits 9% the state has also closed school buildings in certain zones where infection rates are higher, including parts of Brooklyn and Queens.

“The infection rate in the schools is not the problem,” the Deomcratic governor said during conference call with reporters. “How about an indicator of spread in the schools themselves? I would suggest that the mayor and the teachers union and the parents consider that, because if schools were opened, I think it would be better.”