It’s Tuesday afternoon in New York City, where you can’t eat the food from this East Village bagel shop.
Bagels, especially of the New York City variety, are truly works of art. British artist Lucy Sparrow thinks so, too, so she made felt versions of them that are now on display (and available for purchase) at her pop-up shop. Felt latkes and coffees are also for sale.
Here’s what else is going on:
- The search is on for the person responsible for stealing two fish statues worth $6,000 from a Long Island plant nursery.
- A Manhattanite just beat the record for the fastest swim around Staten Island, clocking in at 14 hours and 24 minutes — six minutes faster than the previous record set last month.
- How were breakfast tacos not already part of Taco Bell’s breakfast menu?
- McDonald’s has some new breakfast additions of its own: mambo sauce and sweet and spicy jam.
- Don’t let hype around healthy food fool you, Americans still love their Wonder Bread.
- The holidays are approaching, which means it’s almost Mariah Carey season. Carey’s “Merry Christmas One and All” kicks off on Nov. 15 and ends at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 17.
- The federal government will test its emergency alert system tomorrow afternoon by transmitting messages to all cellphones, televisions and radios.
- The Great Lawn in Central Park will be closed to the public until at least April as workers restore it after damage from last month’s Global Citizen Festival.
- And finally, sometimes the nap is just that good: