goodbye old friend

H&H Bagels 
on the corner of 
80th Street and Broadway 
has been a NYC institution 
forever
its shutting its doors

the awning is gone, 
the sign over the door is gone, 
the refrigerator unit 
(OJ, water, cream cheese spreads) 
gone
 the story is here .. 





19 comments:

faye said...

how sad ... I could use a good
bagel right now.!!

Cloudia said...

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Akelamalu said...

It's sad when a loved 'institution' closes it's doors isn't it? It's all over our news at the moment about some of our well loved stores going into liquidation - so sad.

caite said...

so sad...I hate when an 'institution' disappears.

Elizabeth said...

too too sad!

Snappy Di said...

Well if that isn't just a kick in the head to the old neighborhood. Too many old establishments have disappeared in my lifetime.... I find it quite sad.

Di

Dianne said...

I hate when a beloved spot closes

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Wow! I've only been there once, but I'm glad I went when I had the chance.

Leif Hagen said...

Bummer about the bagel bad news!
Zut alors!

Jeane said...

:(

Gary Heller said...

Oh no....I know that change is inevitable and a necessary good but its sad when we see an old landmark like H&H leave....like an old friend going away for good.

missing moments said...

I know exactly how everyone feels when losing a fave spot ... we lost our favorite breakfast place earlier this year ... where they knew us so well, they had our coffee on the table before we sat down and never had to "ask" what we wanted!

LucidLotus said...

A travesty! I still order H & H online sometimes, but there's nothing quite like a fresh, warm one.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

It can be like losing an old friend, when these places go.

steviewren said...

Aw, that's sad! It happens way too often.

Suldog said...

I hate it when something or some place I love closes down. Almost never does something as good replace it. Too bad.

Eleanor said...

Oh no! My first NYC apartment was just down the street. After standing in line for warm bagels at H&H, I'd trot over to Zabar's for some smoked salmon and cream cheese. Of course, that was 25 years ago!

diane cook said...

Sad when that happens....

Paxie said...

$45,000 to $67,000 a friggin month!!

How many bagels do you have to sell to make that? Oh my goodness.

I'm sorry for your bagel loss, hon. We have older places closing and it's just plain sad.