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This article is part of our latest special report on design, on creative people finding new ways to interpret ideas from the past.


Vicki Bodwell is an internet retail executive who moved from Texas to New York in the late 1980s. Over breakfast recently, she told me in detail about TriBeCa’s very authentic bagel store where her family likes to go on sunday mornings. As she spoke, I thought there was a limit to the depth of the roots of this shop. New York has many historically Jewish neighborhoods, but TriBeCa is not one of them.

The bagel store in question, by Zucker, is actually the original outpost of a six-store chain, opened in 2006. And its revised take on Jewish cuisine – bagels are hand-rolled, but you can get them with bacon – is part of it. of a wider trend in which all forms of ethnic foods are seen as the raw material for 21st century DIY crafts.

New York, of course, was once a checkerboard of Jewish quarters, and each of those enclaves had one or more kosher grocery stores that followed Orthodox dietary restrictions in which meat and dairy must be kept separate and pork products prohibited. . According to a tally, New York City had more than 1,500 Jewish delicatessens in the 1930s, which have declined in the 10s over the past several decades. Much of the change was caused by demographics; the city’s Jewish population peaked at around 2 million around 1950 and was half that of the early 1980s. salt.