Kossar’s Bialys

Vintage 1990s Footage of Kossar’s Bialys Surfaces

Posted August 11, 2021 at 5:01 am

Last week, decades-old footage of Kossar’s Bialys surfaced thanks to the Museum at Eldridge Street. The found film is a candid look at the Lower East Side institution during the morning rush. When bakers are seen rolling, baking, and stacking the classic snack. The piece was originally filmed by Bea Moss, who had intended to […]

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Report: Chalk Artist Hash Halper Dies After Jumping from Brooklyn Bridge

Posted June 17, 2021 at 5:06 am

A street artist known for drawing chalk hearts on the surfaces of downtown has died. The New York Post reports that pop art creative Hash Halper, aged 41, leaped from the Brooklyn Bridge last Friday. He did not survive the fall. The colorful hearts began in 2014, while the self-proclaimed “New York Romantic” worked at […]

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Kossar’s to Expand with New Chelsea Location

Posted June 11, 2021 at 5:00 am

For the first time in its 95-year existence, Kossar’s is expanding operations. The iconic Grand Street bagel shop – founded as a bialy bakery in 1936 – inked a fifteen-year lease last month at 312 11th Avenue in Chelsea. Its new satellite will occupy 1,200 square-feet on the ground floor of the development, also known […]

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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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