Bleecker Steet Pizza

Doug Greenwood


Doug Greenwood's had not one, but two amazing careers. His first was a 20+-year stint on the police force (a result of his childhood dream), where he worked his way up to Police Captain. Most of his time was spent in the Bedford-Stuyvesant Highest Crime Division, so you know he saw some crazy shiz, but none of it compared to what he witnessed when the Twin Towers were struck on 9/11. Doug was heading up the Emergency Mobilization Unit of the ManhattanDoug Greenwood's  South Task Force at that time—a unit specifically designed to handle major emergencies—so he and approximately 260 other men headed down to Ground Zero to rescue innocent victims. Of course, upon arrival, they were all faced with a scene much worse than anyone could have imagined, so, instead, Doug's unit spent long hours recovering limp bodies and other evidence from the crime scene. After 40 consecutive days of exposure to synthetic dust and toxins, Doug's lungs decided they'd had enough and he was forced to retire.
Turning lemons into lemonade, Doug started career #2: Proud owner of Bleecker Street Pizza, the West Village locale where you can get the best slice (or pie) in town. And that's not just our personal opinion. After being open for a mere six months, the New York Post started the never-ending buzz by running a three page feature, in which they called Bleecker Street Pizza "the upstart" and picked it for "best pizza in Manhattan." Now that's some serious cred. Since it's what we do best (you can argue your favorite things about Scoutmob later), we caught up with Doug to get the skinny on what makes his thin-crust pizza so gosh darn delicious:

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Discovery Premieres All-New Series STREET JUSTICE: THE BRONX, 11/30
Ralph Friedman is the most decorated detective in NYPD history, with over 2,000 arrests to his name. This fall, the legendary NYPD detective will take viewers inside the white-knuckle cases he investigated while working the streets of the Bronx. Discovery Channel and Investigation Discovery present the all-new series STREET JUSTICE: THE BRONX premiering Tuesday, November 30 at 10PM ET/PT on ID Investigation Discovery.

Ralph Friedman began his police career in the 41st during the turbulent 1970's. Friedman was promoted to detective after five years on the job and his extraordinary career has been commemorated with 219 awards, including the departments second-highest honor: The Police Combat Cross. He found his true calling with the NYPD and developed an impressive reputation among both the department and criminals he locked up.

New York City's infamous 41st precinct, dubbed "Ft. Apache" was home to every type of violent crime imaginable during the city's most violent years: the 1970s and '1980s. From seemingly unsolvable murder cases, to undercover busts and DEADLY SHOOTOUTS in broad daylight, Detective Friedman was involved in some of the most intense, life threatening cases ever seen on the streets of NYC. From an illegal weapons sting that devolved into a deadly shootout, to a manhunt for a ruthless serial rapist targeting women in Williamsbridge, Friedman repeatedly put his LIFE ON THE LINE to bring justice to The Bronx.

STREET JUSTICE: THE BRONX is produced for Discovery by Jupiter Entertainment. For Jupiter Entertainment, executive producers are Todd Moss and Erich Sturm. For Discovery Channel, executive producer is Matthew Vafiadis. For Investigation Discovery, executive producer is Thomas Cutler.

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Corner of Bleecker Street & 7th Ave
New York, NY 10014



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Thursday 9:00 am – 3:00 am
Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 am
Sunday 11:00 am – 2:00 am