In addition to bagels they discussed the Project’s work in providing tours and preserving historic facts and information about the essential character of NYC. From Mafia Tours to tours about little know facts about NYC, it seems Mr. Ferrara is a great resource for information about NYC.
In addition to being the founder of the Project Mr. Ferrara is the author of seven (7) books, his most famous, Revolt; all of which can be found on Amazon.com and everywhere books are sold.
February 21, 2018– In Episode 5 of Davidovich’s Bagel Talk Comedian Joe Pontillo sits down with Joseph V. Smith, president of the NYC Bagel and Sandwich Shop to discuss Franchising, NYC Bagels and More.
NYC Bagel & Sandwich Shop is a Franchise bringing authentic NYC water boiled, plank baked Davidovich Bagels to regions all over the United States.
Joe Smith discusses how he started the Franchise and his perspective on the nationwide explosion of interest in authentic, artisan NYC baked bagels. “Take a proven commodity – everyone’s favorite “light” meal, the bagel – and then take it one step further. Offer the original New York bagel, and create a cornerstone for a bagel franchise … without the typical franchise bagel taste.”
Bagel Talk, Davidovich Bakery’s Month talk show is taped at the Historic Essex Street Market on the Lower East Side of NY.
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NOVEMBER 12 (NYC)-On Episode 3 of Davidovich’s Bagel Talk, Alan Kaufman, of the Pickle Guys joins host and comedian Joe Pontillo for a fun discussion on the history of pickles on the Lower East Side. Have you ever wondered the difference between a Sour and Half Sour? Have you ever wondered what pickle goes best with a bagel sandwich? Tune in to find out.
September 10, 2018 NYC-On the 2nd Episode of Bagel Talk Lauren Margolis, Community Programs Manager at Essex Market, joins our host and comedian, Joe Pontillo for a brief overview of the Historic Essex Street Market and a sneak peak at the New Essex Street Market to open in the Winter of 2018.
Lauren talked briefly about the history of public markets in NYC and how the Essex Street Market plays into that history, about the current market with its 26 vendors, and the near future of the construction project to open later this year offering a relocation of the current vendors plus much more.
Look out for future Installments in the BAGEL TALK series.
February 18, 2018– The Essex Street Market, was constructed in the 1940s, and is an indoor retail market that was one of a number of such facilities built in the 1930s under the administration of Mayor Fiorello La Guardia at 120 Essex Street, at Delancey Street. The Essex Street Market is operated and managed by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). The 15,000-square-foot market is made up of approximately 35 individual stalls that range in size from 90 to 600 square feet. The prevailing concept was to keep merchants off the streets of the Lower East Side with a permanent retail structure.
The Lower East Side of old is was often described as “gritty” and “not nice,” and based on some photos from longtime resident Steve Butcher, that grittiness manifested itself during the 1980s as entire lots occupied by piles of broken car parts and assorted garbage.
During this time The Davidovich Bakery Family was busy formulating their Artisan Style, Kosher hand made Davidovich Bagels in the style and character that Old World Lower East Side bakers has made famous in the heyday of the Essex Street Market.
The Essex Street Market continues to be one of the last Public Food Markets left in the United States. Current tenants include Davidovich Bagels, which opened the first of its worldwide bakeries in the Essex Street Market on October 10, 2013. The Davidovich family always believed that The Lower East Side was the key to Artisan bagel lineage New Yorkers and Americans were so passionate about so it was a natural choice for the 1st of several retail Davidovich Bagel and Bakery locations.
It was recently announced that In 2019, Essex Street Market will move to a new home that lies at the cornerstone of the the Essex Crossing development project, a multi-use development project that will transform the Lower East Side with 1.9 millions square feet of residential, commercial and community space over the next decade. This larger, more modern space invites a whole slew of new vendors to join the Essex Street Market family Though in a new space, Essex Street Market will continue to remain a public market, allowing vendors the same opportunity to continue serving residents – old and new – with both affordable and specialty foods.
In the near future both The Essex Street Market and Davidovich Bakery will move into a beautiful new home that honors the traditions and character of The Lower East Side, yet brings many exciting new features and services to the people of the area.