After almost 50 years of churning out superb diner-type food (including breakfasts that are, in my opinion, among the best in NYC), The Bagel on W. 4th St. will be closing at the end of this month.
This has been one of my staples over the years. Catching breakfast in The Bagel with its small counter space and handful of tables has been one of those traditions that always contributed to the unique character of the Village.
I'm very sad to hear of this news not only because NY will lose one of its very best breakfast places but also because some of the long-time staff like Nick (the artist/waiter who has been there for about 25 years), will no longer be a fixture on W. 4th St.
Times change but ...... alas, so often not for the better.