When we published our article this morning on 10 NYC pizza joints with a big slice of personality, we didn’t expect the plucky pizza rat (seen in the video above) to start trending. He makes it almost all the way down the stairs, then seems to get a case of the jitters and dashes away from the prize.
Comedian Matt Little, who shot the video, writes in the YouTube description “A rat tries to bring slice of pizza down subway station stairs OR Master Splinter bringing food home to feed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?” Second Avenue Sagas has asked Little on Twitter: “But did the rat eventually get its pizza or not? The ending is a Sopranos-level cliffhanger “and wondered what station the video was filmed at.
And there are already plenty of comments about this rat, not being a true New Yorker in his attempt:
Rookie rat – real New Yorkers fold their pizza in half.
— Neil Wehrle (@neilw) September 21, 2015
The other thing is what amateur New Yorker can’t walk & carry a slice of pizza? That’s an NYC rite of passage.
— Second Ave. Sagas (@2AvSagas) September 21, 2015
Also, if you’re looking to get a similar pizza to body ratio for yourself, don’t miss Koronet Pizza near Columbia University, where the slice will be larger than your head.
For a more safer bet, check out The Pizza Project’s 10 NYC pizza joints with a big slice of personality. You can also read more about NYC’s rats, one of our favorite subjects.