FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE01-27
Contact: Charles Sturcken
York City Water Essential Ingredient For Bagel & Pickle Makers At Smithsonian
When Steve Ross of the Coney Island Bialy and Bagel Bakery was invited to
participate in the Smithsonian Institute's 2001 Folklife Festival, he brought
36 gallons of New York City drinking water with him to ensure that his bialys
and bagels would be the perfect examples of these New York specialties. When
the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) heard that
Mr. Ross was running low, because he had "loaned" some to the pickle
and herring purveyors, Russ & Daughters, DEP air lifted another 20 gallons
to the Festival on Friday morning.
Members of the media are invited to visit the Folklife Festival, which
is highlighting a wide variety of New York City life and society, and to sample
Mr. Ross's superb bialys and bagels.