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Mayor Bill De Blasio's Fork From 'Pizzagate' Fetches $2,500 For Charity

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In this image taken from video and provided by New York City Hall, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio eats pizza with a fork at Goodfellas Pizza in the Staten Island borough of New York, Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. That's a no-no for most New Yorkers, who are very opinionated when it comes to proper pizza-eating technique. Many advocate using their hands to hold the slice, folding it like a taco and then taking a bite. (AP Photo/New York City Hall) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK (AP) — The results of an auction just might put a fork in the mini-flap over New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's decision to use cutlery to eat pizza at a Staten Island restaurant.

A charity auction website shows the fork that he used sold for $2,500 to an anonymous bidder. The item fetched six bids in an online auction that ended Friday.

Proceeds will benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The group helps first responders and wounded soldiers.

Foundation Chairman Frank Siller tells the Daily News that the winning bidder gave the fork back to Goodfella's Pizzeria.

Pizzeria co-owner Marc Cosentino tells news site DNAInfo "it's a nice piece of New York history to have."

The mayor has taken jabs over his utensil usage lightheartedly.

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