On the way to Jefferson Market library for my weekly book pickup, I spotted this bagel themed art on Avenue of the Americas at 9th street on the edge of Greenwich Village (Ruth Wittenberg Plaza). It features a stack of bagels including pumpernickel and sesame (my go to). Popping up through the middle is a single tulip. It’s made from foam, polyurethane and paint. They’re about four feet in diameter.
The artist’s name is Hanna Liden from Sweden who had her first bagel years ago as a student at Parsons. Other than pizza, it’s hard to think of another iconic food more closely associated with New York City. What other foods would you suggest?