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Letter From New York: Shmear Genius

Saturday, May 8th, 2004

Alan Batt knows a lot about New York City icons. For years, the Brooklyn-born “Battman” has served as the lead photographer for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration, and the annual FDNY Firefighters Calendar. His photo greeting cards - featuring twilight shots of the Manhattan skyline - are sold all over the city.

But in his latest endeavor, he has attempted to capture a symbol that dominates New York more mightily than any skyscraper. “I don’t know whether I was walking down the street or I woke up in the middle of the night when the idea popped into my head,” he says. “But there it was: Bagels and Lox.” (more…)