The pizzeria is now open here at 29 Second Ave. between First Street and Second Street...
The Neapolitan Express brand is expanding with several new locations in the city... they started as a food truck — touted at the time by Mayor Bloomberg — in 2013. Per the Neapolitan website:
Originally launched in 2013 as the world’s first Eco Friendly Food Truck, Neapolitan Express was officially introduced by lead investors, energy innovators and business tycoons T. Boone Pickens of Clean Energy Fuels. Powered entirely by alternative energies, the Neapolitan Express pizza truck reduces greenhouse gases by up to 99%. Our patent-pending fueling technology fully powers truck operations, while simultaneously cuts down pollutants to a fraction.
And via Real Estate Weekly:
The restaurant eschews traditional coal and wood-burning ovens typically used for Italian pizza, instead using open mouth electric ovens designed and made in Italy to reach 900 degrees with zero emissions.
The technique cooks the pies ... in 90 seconds.
As for the pies... here's a look at the menu...
The building was renovated after the previous tenant, the Cock, moved moved a few blocks north in December 2015.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Pizza in the mix for former Cock space on 2nd Avenue