Black Seed Bagels in the East Village just recently opened in the old DeRobertis Pasticceria #storefront. Black Seed specializes in an atypical #bagel for New York in that it "unites a love of traditional bagel baking with artisanal ingredients, combining the best of Montreal and New York styles". The #bagels are rolled by hand and boiled in honey water and then baked in a wood-fired oven for crispness. After the bagels are lightly browned they are tossed into a marble chute for cooling using hand-carved walnut peels. We are happy that these owners preserved much of the DeRobertis old shop including its wonderful #vintage #neonsign and the store's original tiled floor, mirrored back wall and tin ceiling. Although we morn the loss of DeRobertis Pasticceria which was in business from 1904-2014, we are happy that a #momandpop establishment had taken its space and lovingly renovated it.