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June 3, 2007

Bagels, Bialys and Raspberries

New York Times covers the ever pressing issue of the "Arena Bagels" controversy. Although NoLandGrab was possibly guilty of being the first to publicly comment on the ironic name, it was rather unexpected to find an entire article dedicated to this topic in the Times. The opposition to the ARENA is the story. Opposition to ARENA BAGELS is just a silly side effect. To make it even sillier, the owner of the formerly Arena Bagels offers up his next Onion-esque naming idea for the store:

What will the new name be? Mr. Aggarwal is not 100 percent sure, but he is considering removing the ā€œnā€ and calling the place Area Bagels and Bialys. The cost of this lesson learned about Brooklyn: $1,000.


Note to Mr. Aggarwal: If you really want to be popular with the locals, why not try "No Arena Bagels"?

Posted by amy at June 3, 2007 11:04 AM