Shott On Location: Back At The Hotel Pennsylvania, Pt. 1; Forget Brooklyn-Style Pizza, Try Vornado-Style

vornado1 Shott On Location: Back At The Hotel Pennsylvania, Pt. 1; Forget Brooklyn Style Pizza, Try Vornado StyleWant to suck up to your landlord? Name a menu item in his honor.

Consider the “Vornado,” the greasy, chewy, rather sauceless and entirely too cheesy 11-inch, thin-crust personal pizza served up at Joe O’s–the hallowed Hotel Pennsylvania‘s downstairs bar and restaurant, located along West 33rd Street.

The entire building, built in 1919, is presently owned by real-estate behemoth Vornado Realty Trust.

How has Vornado responded to its $13 tomato, pepperoni and mozzarella memorial?

By likening the whole historic property to a “parking lot,” and reportedly planning to tear it down and construct an enormous office tower in its place.

“That’s funny,” remarked a bartender at Joe O’s on Friday afternoon, who acted completely unaware of the landlord-entree connection.

- Chris Shott