Bagels R Us, the newest bagel joint at 1424 Sheepshead Bay Road
There’s a new bagel place in the ‘hood.
Photo by Erica Sherman. Click to enlarge
A couple of tipsters – okay, I was one of them – alerted us to the brand new sign installation of Bagels R Us, including an anonymous tipster who sent in the above photo. The new bagel establishment replaces the slightly more than two-years-old Jonathan’s Bakery at 1424 Sheepshead Bay Road.
Jonathan’s Bakery – the evolution of the previously named Dish D’lish, the bagel store that replaced Bagel Stop back in January 2010, and named after the owner’s son Jonathan – was the third establishment in that location offering the esteemed and enviable New York bagel, and is right around the corner from the competing Bagel Boy at 1602 Avenue Z.
If you’ve already stopped in to sample the doughy fare of Bagels R Us, let us know what you think in the comments.
A two-foot wide pool of blood marks the spot where a young man was stabbed this evening in front of Jonathan’s Bakery (1424 Sheepshead Bay Road), and the suspect may still be on the loose.
An altercation broke out between a group of four men and a disgruntled driver, shortly after 9:00 p.m. Moments later, the driver pulled a knife and stabbed one of the men.
The victim and his friends appeared to be in their early twenties, according to Abdul Alkiyam, an employee of Quick Stop Deli and Grocery next door. Alkiyam was working when a passerby ran into the store and told him to call police.
The men were drunk and tried to cross the street against the light, getting in the way of an oncoming vehicle, said Jimmy Mash, the owner of nearby Bay Ristorante & Pizzeria. Mash didn’t see the altercation, but a police officer told him that some curses were exchanged between the driver and the group.
The driver circled the block and returned moments later to confront the group. Words turned to blows, as a fist fight broke out. In the middle of it the driver pulled a knife and stabbed the man.
The driver fled the scene in a white Infiniti, driving north on East 15th Street.
The victim’s condition and the status of the suspect is still unknown. We will report more as information becomes available.
The owner told Sheepshead Bites that he is recalibrating the business to focus more on the baked goods they’ve been serving up alongside their bagels and deli sandwiches. He didn’t want to reveal too much just yet, but he said some more changes are still to come. And if you’re wondering where the name came from, Jonathan is his son.