Weekend plans: delicious pizza and Morgenstern's ice cream just south of Tompkin's Square Park.
By Michaela Rollings
GGs, the child of chef Bobby Hellen and Nick Morgenstern, is perched right below Tompkins Square Park on 5th and Avenue A. (If Nick sounds familiar, that's because he’s also the owner of the much-lauded ice cream shop that shares his last name, as well as LES veggie destination El Rey.) With Manhattan's bevy of pizza shops and the East Village's anthology of funky eateries, opening a truly unique pizza place is no easy feat. But Morgenstern makes it happen with GGs’ comforting ambiance, top-notch service and intriguing menu. After about a year open, its inventive pies continue to generate buzz with a rotating menu of seasonal toppings—ranging from razor clams to sliced eggplant parmesan and even a Mets-themed pizza. How's that for a New York slice?