Motorino’s Williamsburg Building Is Shifting, but Will Not Kill You


Although Mathieu Palombino continues to build his pizza empire, its foundations are crumbling. Sort of. Gothamist did a bit of digging and learned that the building housing the pizzeria’s original Graham Avenue location is leaning to the side, per DOB records, and is now so far out of alignment that its doors and windows won’t close properly.

But not to worry, says the restaurant’s publicist, who released a statement saying that the landlord is being pressured to correct the lean. Until he does, the building will not collapse on your head. If and when the lean is corrected, the restaurant may be closed for a couple of days, and then life will go on.