Beloved NYC pizza joint reopens after settling tax bill

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NEW YORK (AP) - A top-rated New York City pizza restaurant has reopened two days after it was shuttered by state officials over unpaid taxes.

The New York Post reports that Brooklyn's Di Fara Pizza reopened Thursday after its owners worked out a payment plan to settle a $167,000 tax bill.

Di Fara opened in 1965 and has long been a favorite with New Yorkers and out-of-town visitors.

Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted Thursday that he was glad "the best slice in town" would be around "for years to come." The Democratic mayor had tweeted Wednesday that he wanted to help resolve Di Fara's tax situation.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on TV station NY1 that the resolution of the restaurant's tax dispute is "the perfect outcome from everyone's point of view."