We were reading a mommyblog about finger foods for babies and it suggested frozen bagels. She was trying to wrap her head around why one would freeze bagel pieces before feeding them to a child. Had to explain to her that fresh, good bagels are not readily available everywhere and that frozen bagels (aka Lenders) are often the only option. She was completely horrified.
I do, increasingly. I have born witness to the corporate takeover of manhattan and I hate what has become of the city I chose; the city that chose me. Yes, sure, change is a given in a dynamic place but this goes well beyond that. This is the takeover of a once unruly and fiercely independent city. New York was traditionally known as a place so competitive, expensive and impenetrable that national chains steered clear. The Disneyfication of Times Square was the key. Once that flew the floodgates were open and now the third generation Jewish bakery on the corner is a cinnabon. I mourn this city, but at the same time I find succor in it’s nooks and crannies.
That’s all a roundabout way of pimping my photo blog, one shot I took somewhere I’ve been. I try to get around.