Kossar’s Bialys

Kossar’s Bialys Cameos in Showtime’s ‘Billions’

Posted April 6, 2018 at 5:02 am

Kossar’s Bialys appeared in the latest episode of Showtime hit, Billions. In the scene, we see main characters Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and Oliver Dake (Christopher Denham) grabbing a quick bite, perched at the window counter looking out onto Grand Street. This is a high-profile cameo for Kossar’s Bialys, which has been in business on […]

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Eldridge Street Synagogue to Host ‘Jewish New York’ Roundtable

Posted February 17, 2016 at 9:23 am

When discussing the Lower East Side, the familiar trope about its “melting pot” nature usually arises. After all, at the very least, it was once a landing strip for generations of immigrants from varying backgrounds. In particular, the Jewish community has shaped not only these treasure troves of Lower Manhattan, but also its culinary traditions. How the neighborhood continues to maintain […]

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Kossar’s Bagels & Bialys Reopens Today with New Look and Menu

Posted February 5, 2016 at 9:31 am

​Under relatively new ownership, the updated Kossar’s Bialys is now less a warehouse bakery with retail afterthought, and more a proper New York City bagel shop. And it reopens to the public today. The bare-bones factory feel of the predecessor is gone, instead replaced with something cleaner and with vintage aesthetic. Feels like a hybrid […]

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Your First Look Inside the Updated Kossar’s Bialys on Grand Street

Last modified February 3, 2016 at 10:09 am

Here it is, folks. Your first glimpse of the re-branded, rehabilitated Kossar’s Bagels and Bialys (note the subtle name change). The new 80-year-old bakery resumes service at 367 Grand Street on Friday morning after spending four months on the sidelines. That $500K renovation is officially complete, and the bagel baskets are stocked with goods. An eagle-eyed […]

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Celebrating 80 Years, the Rebranded Kossar’s Bialys to Reopen in 2 Weeks

Posted January 28, 2016 at 5:10 am

Kossar’s Bialys is just shy of two weeks from reopening at 367 Grand Street. Just in time for its eightieth anniversary. But when it debuts – again – it’ll do so as a more upscaled version with a slightly modified name. Kossar’s Bagels and Bialys. A post on the brand’s social media indicates the timeline […]

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Kossar’s Bialys Dismantles Plywood Shed, Readies for Reopening

Posted December 30, 2015 at 5:16 am

It’s been a fortuitous few months for Kossar’s Bialys. Ever since closing 367 Grand Street for renovations in September, the re-tooled relic has been receiving a makeover both inside and out. New stylized red signage points toward a more upscale image for the brand, which also boasts eventual plans of citywide expansion. More on that […]

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Kossar’s Bialys Goes All Red with New Marquee at Grand Street

Posted December 10, 2015 at 9:29 am

Still missing Kossar’s Bialys? Well, you’re just gonna have to wait longer. Herewith, a quick bite to appease the appetite, so to speak. New store signage went up yesterday morning at 367 Grand Street, forsaking the green-brown-and-black color scheme for something a bit more catchy. As in, all red. The previous branding hung in there […]

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Haunted History: There’s Just Something Strange About Clinton Street

Posted October 29, 2015 at 5:19 am

2 signs? Man, everything about Clinton Street is curious. Haunted, even. Formerly known as Warren Street, Clinton Street was renamed in 1792 for George Clinton, a general in the Revolutionary War who was the first governor of New York State from 1777 to 1795, and again from 1801 to 1804. Clinton was also the Vice […]

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The Suspicious Explosion that Sidelined Kossar’s Bialys on Clinton Street [HISTORY]

Posted October 28, 2015 at 9:30 am

While Kossar’s Bakery remains shuttered for its requisite retail makeover, we thought it a good time to revisit a sordid episode in its decades-running history. A story to bide the time, if you will. Next year, the Lower East side bakery celebrates eighty years in business. Much of that history was made at its current address […]

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Kossar’s Bialys in Ruins, Teaser Plywood for the Next 6 Weeks

Posted September 30, 2015 at 5:13 am

Kossar’s Bialys officially closed its doors last week for a months-anticipated tune-up. Pithy plywood signage holds court during this remodeling period, teasing that “after 80 years, we decided to have a little work done,” and that the bakery is “coming (back) soon.” Check out a peek behind the boards. The self-imposed closure should last approximately […]

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