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Old 03-02-05, 10:13 AM
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NYC: vacation ride

I'm here (on Houston St) until Sunday and the streets are now drying out. Who wants to go on a ride?



.....and lend me a bike.....because I couldn't afford to ship mine.

This thread's going to be huge, I know.
Where can I get a good bagel?
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Originally Posted by adamkell
Where can I get a good bagel?
Good bagels are harder to come by around here than you'd think. Bad bagels, now THOSE you can find.

(I'd join in, but I just started riding, and not yet ready for public appearances.)
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i can contribute a crankset, handlebars, bb, saddle, chain, and chainring.
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the only bagel you want is an H and H they have a bakery on the west sidehighway somewhere, and a store uptown. but they supply bagles to a lot of delis.
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The cheapest place I know of to get H&H bagels is at East Village Cheese (3rd ave at roughly 10th st, Manhattan) - but get there early. Or, if you want a *good* bagel, head out to the Bagel Hole, 7th Ave at 12th St in Brooklyn.
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H&H is okay, but if you're on Houston st, go up first ave to Ess-A-Bagel. They are on first ave around 21st st, on the west side of the street. Much better bagels, in my opinion.
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i'll second the ess-a-bagel tip. i ride past there every morning, and sometimes the pleasant wafting odors tempt me to stop in.

on houston, doesn't yonah schimmel (sp?) have bagels? i know their knishes are fantastic.
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Old 03-02-05, 12:35 PM
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Yeah, Yonah Schimmel's got bagels, they aren't so good though, better to stick with the knishes there(cool old place too). Or even a bialy at Kossars on grand and essex st, they have pretty decent bagels too.
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might stop by times up! i think they have loaner/beater bikes... dunno about fixed though. probably not.

49 e houston, if they haven't moved yet...
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Whatever, Columbia Bagels are where it's at. 2836 Broadway (@110th St.). 24 Hours.
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There's a great place right off of Grand St. & Essex St. just a few doors down from "Doughnut Plant"
They got great bagels and bialys...cheap
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Forget the bagels -- get a pistachio doughnut from the Doughnut Plant!
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and while you're on grand, get some pickles from guss
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I haven't seen the pistachios there in a while(I live a couple blocks away), but they do have jelly doughnuts now... Oh, if you do stop there get the hot chocolate, I don't even like hot chocolate and think it's amazing.
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Hey!

What about that Beard Papa place?

It is any good?
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beard papa is great!! i actually had a dream about cream puffs last night.. how weird.
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Originally Posted by raygunner
Hey!

What about that Beard Papa place?

It is any good?

I've been wondering about that place as well, never been though...
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I read about it in The Economist of all places. Hell, it's my first stop when I get in. I'm gonna buy a big fanny pack so I can squirrel away a few...
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Originally Posted by turd
and while you're on grand, get some pickles from guss
hellayeah. pickles. that's the magic
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I can offer a Specialized or Bontrager stem.

Good bagels: H&H on Broadway and 80th Street. Best in NYC.
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Beard Papa is the sh=it.

There's one on 76th & Broadway.
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forget bagels. go to chinatown and pick up some fresh BUNS. pork puns, sweet buns, chicken buns, black bean buns, red bean buns. buns galore. and cheap.
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Originally Posted by adamkell
I'm here (on Houston St) until Sunday and the streets are now drying out. Who wants to go on a ride?



.....and lend me a bike.....because I couldn't afford to ship mine.

This thread's going to be huge, I know.
Where can I get a good bagel?

Stop by Times up on thursday night for movie night with some awesome people.

Times up helps and promotes the critical mass's in NYC and Brooklyn.

www.times-up.org for more info.

They are on 49 East Houston St between mott and mulberry.


We also have a fix your own bike workshop that night, you might be able to score your self a loaner!
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thanks everyone.

I went downtown today and while coming back I walked past Times Up and the knish place. I plan to be at Times Up's Bladerunner screening tomorrow night and might check on loaner bikes, though I've been doing pretty well on foot -- as far south as Wall St, and as far north as 89th. I might get out to Brooklyn tomorrow. I need to get a knish now.

I'm so impressed with this city...hope I can move here after graduation.
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anyone for starting a 'bagels worldwide' stickie?

what's that messenger site with the breakdown on cities around the world: no. of messengers, best cheap eats, cost of a new tube...?
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