Here's the video that got the city's brand new, populist mayor into his first controversy on Friday:
Ok, Ok, it's not really scandal. But New Yorkers do take their pizza seriously, so when Bill de Blasio used a knife and fork, instead of his hands, to eat a slice of pizza at Goodfellas in Staten Island, he got tongues wagging.
The paper spoke to Charles Greinsky, of Staten Island and a longtime friend of de Blasio. He said eating a slice with a fork is "blasphemy." But when pressed on "why a mayor who prides himself on populism would opt for such a technique," Greinsky said:
"He's from Boston. He doesn't know any better."
What do you think? Is it ever appropriate to eat a pizza with one's hands?