The Founder & Owner of BestNewYorkBagel.com is a native New York City Firefighter who was also born and raised in New York. He spent sometime in college away from the bright lights and big city. He appreciated many of the aspects of the Midwest but not all of it. Where it fell particularly short was in the area of cuisine. One of his favorite pasttimes in New York was having a hearty bagel first thing in the morning. Many cities all over the United States bake and sell their own bagels. The problem is they do not taste anything like a bagel from New York. In typical New York fashion, there are many arguments about what makes the bagels here the best, the water? The altitude? Or just the pure New York attitude of the people who make them. Whatever it is, there is no disagreement the bagels made in New York City are the best!