at 11
Howard Hotel

Words & Photos by Abi

Comfortably sitting a top an open double decker tour bus zooming through Brooklyn at around 8pm on a November evening, our tour guide casually mentions that if we wanted the best pizza in New York, we’re going to simply have to head to Grimaldi’s on Front St; sure there’s always a long line but it’s totally worth it.

I jot this tip down in my notes.

As our tour bus does a U-turn and heads back to Times Square, our guide randomly adds, “Oh remember, that Pizza place I told you guys to head to in Brooklyn”, we all nod; “Well there’s actually a small & basically unknown branch here on 6th avenue; the pizza is just as great and theres never a line”

The next evening, i’m about to order room service from the 11 Howard, a chic Soho based hotel I was staying in, but then I think, hey, 6th Avenue isn’t too far.


Could tonight be the night, for Grimaldi’s I wondered..

Two uber rides & $18 (ex tax) later; I’m back at the hotel, greeted by the hotel’s front desk staff, who remarked “Ahh Grimaldi’s, great choice Ms Omole, enjoy!”

Was it worth the mini shlep? Heck yes it was.

– Abi



656 6th Ave, 10011

11 Howard Hotel

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