Di Fara Pizza reopening today, following seizure by tax authorities

David Caplan
August 22, 2019 - 1:25 pm
Di Fara pizza shuttered

Carol D'auria


NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Brooklyn's Di Fara Pizza, which was shuttered earlier this week after being seized by state tax authorities, will reopen Thursday at 2 p.m., the Midwood pizza joint's owners said. 

"Just got the keys back! Thank you New York!" Di Fara posted on Instagram Thursday around 12:45. p.m.

"We are looking forward to our reopening tomorrow!" Di Fara posted on Instagram Wednesday. 

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Di Fara shuttered Tuesday after it was seized by the state for unpaid taxes.

“This property has been seized for nonpayment of taxes and is now in the possession of the state of New York,” read a notice from the New York Department of Taxation and Finance attached to the gate outside the restaurant.

A spokesman from the Taxation Department said the pizza place owes $167,506 in tax revenue.

Margaret Mieles, whose family owns the store, told Eyewitness News, “In May we were closed, we missed a payment, we made it in June. You don’t seize a business over one payment.”

Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted, "Di Fara is THE best pizza place in New York City. It MUST be saved. I’m ready to do anything I can to get them reopened — as are thousands of New York City pizza-lovers. My team and I are looking into how we can help resolve this situation."