Russ & Daughters Refuses to Bend to Blogger’s Delivery Needs

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The Lo Down has a hilarious, heart-wrenching account of trying to order from Russ & Daughters, only to discover its apartment falls just outside of the free delivery zone. Quelle horreur! Russ wont send bagels to the bloggers Seward Park building without charging an extra $13.50, despite the fact that other buildings in the complex fall within the delivery zone, and despite the fact that other points inside the zone are actually farther away. The solution: I had to go out and meet the delivery guy on the corner of Grand and Clinton. Sorta like that Seinfeld episode where the Chinese delivery guy wouldnt cross 86th street to deliver Elaines order and she has to adopt a janitors closet on the other side of the street. On the one hand, were tempted to scold the Lo Down for being a lazy lummox; but on the other hand, how harsh is it when an institution you love this much wont go the extra mile for you (or the extra 200 feet or whatever). Part of us actually feels for these caviar-craving ninnies.