NYC Pizza Festival Turns Into Fyre Festival-Like Scam, Customers Say

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Problems may only just be starting for the organizers of this past weekend's New York City Pizza Festival, an event failure of Fyre proportions that enraged attendees by charging as much as $75 for access to a couple of tents, a DJ, "about 5 pies cut into micro slices", and "warm red wine that tasted like ass".

However, the reality was a far more tragic affair, consisting of paper plates, polyester table cloths and pizza slices tiny enough to make a grown man shed a tear of dough-deprived melancholy.

"This is bull--!" The fact that my friend and I spent 55 dollars each for such a s-- event like this is unbelievable!" one woman complained on the event's Facebook page.

"This was a rotten scam, they promoted this as a pizza festival and a hamburger festival", one person said in a post.

Burke is one of countless people asking for a refund to the New York City Pizza Festival in Bushwick on Saturday, citing the bad 'za and poor amenities.

Attendees were so outraged by the festival they created a separate Facebook group titled: "Pizza Festival Scam Victims".

"Whether it be pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, sausage, black olives, bacon, green peppers, extra cheese, plain or even experimental combos, there will be pizza for taste buds of all types!" the event page stated.

On their Facebook page the organizers blamed late pizza deliveries for why the event wasn't up to par.

A spokesman for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman told an NBC affiliate that the office opened an investigation Monday.

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"The organizers should be held accountable", they said. A make-up tasting will be announced shortly.

"These people need to be sued", another said.

The event, which took place in a parking lot in Bushwick, was thrown by Ishmael Osekre, whose African Food Festival was another reportedly disastrous event.

That event was postponed at the last minute by a week and moved to the same date at the Pizza Festival - which is not something any properly organized event can do, given that rentals, staff and food should all have been arranged for the original date.

"We were hired as a vendor for our furniture and games".

Aputumpu said in a statement to Fox News "untimely delivery of food delayed the fun experiences we all looked forward to this past weekend". "We appreciate your patience".

"We'd never worked with these guys before but we saw the response they got on Facebook, which was tremendous, 30,000 interested people", Asgari told Gothamist. But the tickets weren't cheap if you wanted to go for the whole event, costing a whopping $75 (£52). The company, Hangry Garden, has refuted this claim, saying Osekre did not pay them for their services and they were forced to withdraw. "As we got closer to the event, things just didn't add up right". Both events promised 30-plus vendors, but neither listed a single one by name beforehand.

"Organizers should be charged with fraud", one guest wrote on Facebook at the time.