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If Mel Brooks Ruled the World

The veteran actor would ban bagels on Allen Street in Manhattan

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”I would ban the making, serving, and eating of bagels outside of Allen Street in lower Manhattan. Because they’re not bagels — they’re falsely labeled. They’re just bread in the shape of a bagel. They don’t have that special toughness. A real bagel, you give it a name. You call it Larry, or Murray. Because it’s gonna be with you for a while.”