How many pizzerias are there in New York City?

Di Fara Pizza

According to city statistics, there are 1547 pizzerias in New York City. 362 are in Manhattan, 378 are in Brooklyn, 318 are in Queens, 253 are in The Bronx, and 236 are in Staten Island. The highest density of pizzerias is in Midtown Manhattan with an average of 1.7 per block, the lowest density is Tottenville, Staten Island with and average of 0.023 per block.

No right turn on red? Here’s why

After Stop Right Turn Permitted on Red

If you drive in New York City then you should know that right turn on red is illegal unless posted (as the sign above shows). It is all due to Mayor Abe Beame almost getting run down while crossing the street on August 28, 1975. The NYPD officers in Beam’s security detail were only able to ticket the driver for failure to yield to pedestrians. Today, thanks to Beame almost getting run over, drivers who turn on red in the five boroughs are running red lights.