Your plan was to find an open park bench and get through an entire Sunday Times, but you’re already running behind and that piece on two startup founders trying to find a $2000 two-bedroom in Soho isn’t going to read itself. One of your best quick options is Breads - a bakery and cafe less than a block off the park on the Upper West Side. Grab coffee and a breakfast sandwich, and definitely try the chocolate babka.
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