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4 must-try pizza pies in NYC

Pizza always excites.

Every time a new pizzeria opens, whether it's artisanal, features a well-known chef or is just a new corner joint, people get excited. They turn out. They give the pies a shot. They end up happy.

But there are star pizzas that stand out, and in recent months more than a few have come to the forefront of all pizza devotees' minds.

Here are four pizza pies you need to try in New York City.

Emily

At Emily, owners and partners Emily and Matt
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At Emily, owners and partners Emily and Matt Hyland make what they call "New Brooklyn"-style pizza. The toppings are pushed all the way out to the edges, and the crust is thin and bubbly. It's a little chewy - dryer than Neapolitan - and totally delicious. They make their pizza in a wood-fired oven in a small and perfectly quaint Clinton Hill space. Try everything, but don't skip the namesake "Emily" pie, with mozzarella, pistachios, truffle sottocenere and honey. Emily was just added to the Zagat list this year! 919 Fulton St., pizzalovesemily.com

Marta

Marta is the new Danny Meyer pizzeria in
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Marta is the new Danny Meyer pizzeria in the Martha Washington Hotel. Perhaps you've heard about it? The buzz is practically inescapable. Chef Nick Anderer is making Roman-inspired, crispy pizzas in a wood-fired oven with toppings like tripe and the famous "Patate alla Carbonara," with potatoes, guanciale, black pepper, pecorino and egg. 29 E. 29th St., martamanhattan.com

GG's

GG's is Goat Town 2.0, a revamp of
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GG's is Goat Town 2.0, a revamp of a restaurant by a restauranteur. And boy has the word been all good for the pies at Nick Morgenstern's GG's. They make 12-inch round pies in a New York-style classic deck oven and even make a "Grandma" pie, a square pizza made up of 6 slices with pepperoni, tomato sauce, mozzarella, basil and oregano. We love a clam pie, and the 'Capo the Great', with littleneck, cockle and razor clams, mozzarella, ricotta, mushrooms, garlic confit and rosemary packs one heck of a flavorful punch. Both are just $18. 511 E. 5th St., ggsnyc.com

Pizza Moto at Berg'n

Pizza Moto has been slinging personal-size pies at
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Pizza Moto has been slinging personal-size pies at Smorgasburg and pop-ups since 2008 but now also have a permanent home at Berg'n in Crown Heights (and a brick and mortar on the border of Red Hook and Carroll Gardens coming soon!) The team built four mobile ovens that cooked made to order, wood-fired pies and at Berg'n, they make their delicious pizzas in gas deck ovens. Our favorite is the classic Margherita, with tomato, basil and fresh mozzarella, which Pizza Moto has down to a science. Berg'n, 899 Bergen St., pizzamoto.com

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