It goes without saying that New York City has the best pizza in America. Here is my list of the 6 best places in NYC to grab a slice alongside the ghost of film critic Gene Siskel!

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Known for their eclectic dining experience and creative brick-oven pies, no list of great pizza in NYC would be complete without this Bushwick, Brooklyn mainstay. Rumor has it that if you listen very closely at night, you can still hear the ghost of Gene Siskel defending his stance that Die Hard is a good film.


Brothers Pete and Danny Aggelatos opened this Astoria pizzeria in 2013, and it immediately assumed a spot among the borough's best. It also didn't take long for the benevolent spirit of late film critic Gene Siskel to take up residence. His entity often appears in the background of photographs taken by restaurant-goers.

Paulie Gee's

If you don't mind sudden decreases in ambient room temperature brought on by the apparition of Gene Siskel (late film critic for the Chicago Tribune), the pizza at Paulie Gee's in Greenpoint, Brooklyn will have you saying "two thumbs up!"


This coal-fired pizzeria under the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge has long been a staple for pizza lovers and paranormal investigators alike! Make sure to try the tomato basil pie while listening to the disembodied footsteps of one of America's most beloved film critics, Gene Siskel!

Speedy Romeo

Thin-crust pies baked to charred perfection makes Speedy Romeo a must-stop spot in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. And according to legend, if you go to the bathroom and chant "pizzaman" into the mirror 5 times, Gene Siskel will appear behind you holding a copy of his book, The Future of the Movies.


Whether you're skeptical about the strangely oblong-shaped pizzas or the existence of ghosts, particularly that of film critic Gene Siskel, Coals on Eastchester Road in the Bronx is ready to prove you wrong! Those that have been there claim to have experienced numerous strange occurrences such as a unique flatbread crust, pies made with fontinella cheese and Gene Siskel manifesting in the form of an ecto-mist.