The New York attorney general has "opened an inquiry" into an appallingly lame pizza festival in Brooklyn that left hungry attendees comparing it to the disastrous Fyre Festival, WNYC reports. "This was a rotten scam, they promoted this as a pizza festival and a hamburger festival," wrote one Facebook group quoted by Gothamist. "People who arrived early said there were about five pies cut into micro slices of really bad pizza. There were no hamburgers! Clearly this is a scam and the organizers should be held accountable."
"It was nothing but Jesus [that] stopped me from flipping over those tables," wrote another attendee of the New York City Pizza Festival. "I also pray for them because God will deal with them accordingly."
— Nell Casey (@nellcasey) September 11, 2017
The New York City Pizza Festival ran attendees as much as $74 a ticket and was marketed as a "day long celebration of ... dough, cheese, tasty sauces, and delicious toppings." Instead, one attendee told Gothamist that they arrived only to find "three pop-up tents to my left, one where they're taking cold pizzas out of delivery boxes and cutting them. Those pictures don't do it justice, because they look like they're normal-sized plates but they're actually cake-sized, like what you'd use for cake at a children's birthday party. They're small, tiny little slivers of pizza."
"We are concerned about the online complaints that we've seen," a spokesman for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office said, encouraging attendees to submit formal complaints. Jeva Lange