Great idea in Huntsville, AL. You probably have enough yankee transplants to make it work.
The thing to remember about making a New York style pizza is not just the recipes and the product, it is the cooking process. Making pizzas in a Bakers Pride oven is totally different than some in a regular rotation oven.
You are going to need to learn how to make pies in a real oven. How to slide them off the paddle and keep them round. When to rotate them.
Learning to run that kind of oven takes time, and to train someone to do so means you need to pay them enough to not leave you.
Also keep in mind that while your food cost will be pretty low, making everything from scratch, your labor is pretty high. It’s that or you work 14 hours a day.
I do think that the concept can be very successful here in the south, but you need to be unafraid to ask for a lot of money for your product, and make it clear that it is not fast food pizza, but real product that takes time to prepare.
Set the terms for your product and your clients will expect what you set.