New Yorkers are living in a "golden age of pizza."
That's how Scott Wiener, 35, a self-described "professional pizza enthusiast" who founded his namesake pizza tour company almost 10 years ago, sees it.
"A few years ago, there was the risk of losing the identity of New York-style pizza, because New York slice shops were disappearing," Wiener said. "But now, not only are they coming back, but we’ve got all these new styles."
"New York seems like the great melting pot of pizza culture," added the Flatbush resident whose Slice Out Hunger initiative hosted a $1 slice party on Wednesday to raise money for the nonprofits City Harvest and The Sylvia Center.
Below you'll find a guide to the regional pizza styles available at the fundraiser as well as at pizzerias around the city, from the homegrown New York variety to the Midwestern-born deep dish.
New York-style pizza