Schmeary-eyed fans mourn closing of iconic NYC bagel shop
June 24th, 2011
02:10 PM ET
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In a city celebrated for its "cawfeee" accent and doughnut-shaped rolls, the store that by many accounts is New York's bagel-lovers' paradise is set to shutter its doors.

H&H Bagels - a Manhattan landmark of sorts - will sell its last homemade dozen and close on Sunday, according to Moshe Fintz, the company's business manager.

The store's no-frills business model and doughy circles earned a cult-like following over its 39-year history on 80th Street and Broadway.

Many loyal customers aren't taking the news of the closing lightly.

"We have to preserve what's unique about New York," said James Besser, a pianist from Manhattan's Upper West Side. "And what's distinct about us here is the bagels."

Read - Iconic bagel shop closure to leave hole in New Yorkers' hearts

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  1. Allen

    Davidovich BAgels are now the best in NYC by far!

    September 22, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
  2. chekmarkeats

    Very Sad. Now everyone will have to venture to the east side to Ess-a-Bagel

    August 27, 2011 at 9:24 pm |
  3. Ashley

    This is an unfortunate closure. One of the things I love most about visiting New York is getting authentic bagels from non chain establishments. - Ashley, http://www.dressmycupcake.com

    June 29, 2011 at 10:58 am |
  4. Mildred

    @Truth Hmmmm... potato kinish, grilled with mustard... *nom*

    Over in the original post there was something of a NYC vs other bagel styles (primarily Montreal), going on.

    June 24, 2011 at 3:37 pm |
  5. Truth

    One of the things I miss the most about NY is being able to spend a Saturday night in Manhattan, and in the morning, take a walk to get a bagel or (even better) a potato knish with coffee, all served up by some old guy named Izzy, Sol or Mort.

    June 24, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
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