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Brooklyn art director launches pizza business after handing out pies during pandemic

PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn — It’s always a good time for pizza. Ask Miriam Weiskind. For the past year and a half, she has been baking pizzas in her neighborhood of Park Slope.

“My mom inspired me to give pizza to those in need. I put together a menu and told people it’s free, just text or hit A pie became more pies and throughout the pandemic I made 5,000 pies in this tiny apartment in Brooklyn,” she said.

It also collaborates with local restaurants, bars and cafes. Current locations can be found on his website and Instagram account.

Her passion for pizza started years ago when she created “The Za Report” to cover local slices and host tours. Her work as an artistic director has also influenced her current vocation.

But the pandemic pushed her towards pizza. The Ohio native decided to try to make a living in the industry and do good. This latest inspiration came from his mother.

“All the pizzas I make are in honor of my mum. She passed away during covid. She never got to try it. She inspired me to cook and do good for others,” said she declared.

She is now looking for physical locations and a Kickstarter campaign has raised $65,000.

She says there are 2,500 pizzerias in the city and only seven of them are owned by women. She plans to become number eight with a boutique in Brooklyn.