Thanks to the quick thinking of Marc Cosentino, co-owner of Staten Island pizza joint Goodfella’s, #Forkgate wasn’t just the goofiest New York news story of the year. The outrage over Mayor de Blasio choosing to eat pizza with a knife and fork was also a trail that benefited a local charity. An anonymous bidder ponied up $2,500 for the scandalous main utensil, an amount that was then donated to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
De Blasio brought with him another fork (and knife) when he appeared on The Daily Show post-Forkgate. But in the end, to a thunderous round of audience applause, he dug into a slice provided by Jon Stewart with just a pair of hands.