NYC Warmists Could Force Pizzerias Out Of Business

Following a cult is all fun and games till it kills off your favorite food, and an NYC classic

New York City taking a slice out of iconic pizza shops with new green rule

More than 100 iconic New York City pizzerias could be forced out of business thanks to a quietly approved plan requiring wood- and coal-fired stoves to cut carbon emissions by 75%, a pie shop owner told Fox News.

“This regulation will go a long way to put an end to charming wood-fired pizza restaurants in New York City,” Brooklyn pizzeria owner Paul Giannone, known as Paulie Gee, told Fox News. “A sad day in my opinion.”

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) rule, which will take effect April 27, applies to restaurants with cook stoves installed before May 2016. The mandate, originally proposed in June, requires affected pizzeria owners to install a filter, then hire an engineer to regularly inspect the carbon emissions.

Giannone, who opened Paulie Gee’s Pizzeria around 14 years ago in Brooklyn, told Fox News he spent $20,000 on emission-control air-filters for his wood-fired oven in anticipation of the DEP rule. He said he was glad to install the devices after receiving a neighbor’s complaint about excessive smoke, but added that many businesses can’t afford it.

$20K. That’s no cheap bit of an installation for any small restaurant. Many are just tiny places, and the only way to afford it and stay in business is to increase prices, meaning consumer interest will drop. And then pay the inspectors

“All New Yorkers deserve to breathe healthy air, and wood- and coal-fired stoves are among the largest contributors of harmful pollutants in neighborhoods with poor air quality,” the DEP spokesperson told Fox News in an email. “This common-sense rule was developed with restaurant owners and environmental justice groups and is a product of years of review.”

In other words, they listened to the cultists working for EJGs who most likely have never run a business, much less a restaurant. Soon residents of NYC will get that “healthy air”, because the pizza places will go away. Along with a lot of small restaurants.

The rule led a Jewish bakery to spend over $600,000 on new air filtration systems ahead of its approval, the New York Post reported. Another iconic pizzeria, John’s of Bleecker Street, spent more than $100,000 on a smoke reduction system.

Big places who want to stay in business. This is just insane.

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10 Responses to “NYC Warmists Could Force Pizzerias Out Of Business”

  1. Dana says:

    It’ll matter when the cultists’ favorite restaurant is closed down.

  2. Doom and Gloom says:

    This reminds me of QUEEN Cersi Lannister on Game of Thrones enabling and encouraging the cult of religion to become so powerful(too rid herself of one set of enemies) that even the king and queen had to bend the knee and answer to a peon CULT LEADER. Her goal was one thing, but in the end the SECT took on a life of its own, no longer controllable to any but its own fanaticism.

    Welcome alive AGW. The rest of us will eventually bend the knee. Or DIE. 1984 is rapidly approaching in ways that the original book could have never anticipated but if there is one thing alarming about that book is:

    ONGOING and continuing WAR which never stopped. Sides would change but the war would rage on and the masses were told they must SUPPORT THE WARS or they were UNPATRIOTIC!!

    Sound familiar? The left was unpatriotic when we went to war in the middle east. The right is unpatriotic because we do not support Ukraine. The right is unpatriotic for not supporting millions of illegals flooding our border. The left is unpatriotic for allowing crime to run rampant.

    1984 and the CULT of AGW is at our door and in the end BIG BROTHER(AI and BILLIONAIRES) will ensure there is NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT.

  3. Professor Hale says:

    The solution is obvious. Have all city food manufactured and packaged in South Carolina and shipped by sailboat to NYC. Then the food can be warmed up with electric hot water heaters that never get hot enough to cause fires. This will ease the transition to soylent green as well. Individual food preparation is too inefficient to be allowed. New Yorkers should all eat in collective dining halls.

  4. […] They came for pizzas […]

  5. L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

    Yes that’s truly the way it is.

    First they came for the light bulbs but I didn’t care cause I like the LED’s
    then they came for the furnaces but it didn’t matter to me cause I had an electric furnace.
    Then they came for the dishwashers but I didn’t care I didn’t own a dishwasher.
    Now when they’ve come from my favorite pizzeria it doesn’t matter because they forced the prices of everything so high a pizza is 50 fuking dollars.

  6. H says:

    Teach apparently thinks that he really knows the restaurant business.
    Remember when he told us that restaurants were going to have to close because the minimum wage went to 15 dollars?
    Pizza joints that have wood or coal ovens are the high end joints, not NYC’s 1 dollar or 1 50$ slice joints.
    The high end places will be paying 30k a year in salary plus taxes fig on 40k per employee. Minimum of 6 employees to keep it open 7 days a week 240000 in labor costs alone per year. 20k for exhaust filters for the oven????? Teach that represents only 8% of your labor costs. Not a major cost .
    There are over 2000 pizza places in NYC
    Very few use wood and coal. They are the high end pizza places.

    • Brother John says:

      Even if all this stupid bullshit you just coughed up like a hairball were true, who the hell cares? None of this idiocy will make any climate difference whatsoever, it will cause prices to rise anyway, none of these people should have the power to make these decisions, and it’s probably to reward friends and punish enemies anyway.

      Seriously, what the hell is wrong with you?

  7. Jl says:

    A solution still in search of a problem…

  8. STW says:

    Several years ago, a BBQ restaurant in San Diego spent $50k to satisfy the air purity folks. It was all for naught, the neighbors could still smell the restaurant. Closed. I heard tell of a bakery that had the same problem, the smell was considered offensive. You can never satisfy someone determined to be upset.

  9. Zachriel says:

    NYC Warmists Could Force Pizzerias Out Of Business

    It has nothing to do with “warmists”. It’s not greenhouse gas emissions at issue, but emissions of particulates in a crowded urban environment.

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