[Video] NYC Artist Pelts City Hall With Pizza Over Wood-Fired Oven Regulations
New Yorker Scott Lobaido has been making headlines threw a pizza over the fence at city hall in response to recent reports that city regulators will be cracking down on coal and wood-fired pizza ovens over carbon emissions.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has drafted new rules to order eateries using the decades-old baking method to slice carbon emissions by up to 75%.
Wood and coal-fired pizza ovens are the selling point of many restaurants for their charm and the improved taste many believe they impart to pizzas. Nevertheless, DEP spokesman Ted Timbers said in a statement Sunday the government was considering cracking down on them.
“All New Yorkers deserve to breathe healthy air and wood and coal-fired stoves are among the largest contributors of harmful pollutants in neighborhoods with poor air quality. This common-sense rule, developed with restaurant and environmental justice groups, requires a professional review of whether installing emission controls is feasible.”
One New Yorker, Scott Lobaido, took particular issue with these announcements, getting captured by video throwing pizzas over the fence of city hall. The video also captured him explaining his actions and attacking bizarre governmental priorities.
“Pizzas for the mayor. The woke ass idiots who run this city are doing everything in their power to destroy it. We have naked men with their titties bouncing around all over this city yesterday, in public in front of children. We have the most violent raging crime rate ever. We are being invaded b illegal immigrants, who are being treated way better that our homeless veterans, our teachers, and first-responder heroes, who were fired, still not compensated because they didn’t take the Fauci injection. Our city schools produce the dumbest kids, and the woke-ass punks who run New York City are afraid of pizza?”
Labaido compared his movement to the Boston Tea Party and lamented the fall of tough New York culture.
“The world used to respect New Yorkers as tough, thick-skinned, and gritty. Now we have become pussified. It’s a damn shame. You heard of the Boston Tea Party? Well, this is the New York Pizza Party. Give us pizza or give us death….Destroying every small business, that’s what this city keeps doing. Can’t have pizza? New York City is nothing without pizza.”
The proposed new regulations could impose stifling costs on businesses.
According to the New York Post, Paul Giannone, the owner of Paulie Gee’s in Greenpoint, has already spent $20,000 on an air filter system in anticipation of the new mandate.
“Oh yeah, it’s a big expense! It’s not just the expense of having it installed; it’s the maintenance. I got to pay somebody to do it, to go up there every couple of weeks and hose it down and, you know, do the maintenance.”
Another Restauranteur who spoke to The Post anonymously claimed negotiations were underway to see if existing ovens would be exempted from the law. He was even harsher in his criticisms of the regulations.
“This is an unfunded mandate and it’s going to cost us a fortune not to mention ruining the taste of the pizza totally destroying the product,”
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