It's Famous Ray's ... we mean Amadeus
Fellow blogger Lauren overheard that classic tourist question: Where's Ray's Pizza? Well, if you're a longtime West Sider and your answer is West 52nd Street and Eighth Avenue, you'd be wrong.
This longtime Ray's location is still famous all right, but Ray is nowhere to be found. Amadeus is now in charge. Famous Amadeus has been around for 25 years, its Web site says, though this was the first time we'd heard of him.
This location displays what the Wikipedia entry describes as the Ray's "classic clone decor." Below is the way it looked a few weeks ago, and, via Wikipedia, the way it looked before Amadeus took his post behind the counter.
-- Rolando Pujol