A blurry screenshot of a screenshot of C-Span shows the evidence.
Congressman Jerry Nadler is a leader in the latest impeachment of President Trump. And as he entered the House floor on Wednesday, he brought with him a piece of his Upper West Side home. Specifically, he brought a bag from Zabar’s.
Jerry Nadler brought Zabar’s to the impeachment. pic.twitter.com/2Xf0GpMmr0
— Alex Richanbach (@AlexRichanbach) January 13, 2021
Our question, of course, is what was in it.
So we reached out to Nadler’s people and a spokesman came back with the answer: “A babka and the constitution, what else?”
Also, the president was impeached.
Babka or not. Thought all ‘plastic’ bags have been banned….for quite sometime now! (Organized investigation required!!)
It’s not plastic. It is re-usable light canvas. Vey nice bags. I have a few.
Oh please. He probably has plenty of plastic bags saved up just like many of us do and rather than use the unidentiuable paper one, chose to make a statement by transferring the babka into a plastic bag he already had.
Can’t you find better things to whine about???.
They are non plastic reusable bags
It looks like one of their paper bags. So he’s a Zabar’s lover and an environmentalist! Go Jerry!
It’s one of the reusable ones – they charge a small amount for them.
Maybe he has as many ones under his sink, to reuse, as I do!
You have to pay for those bags, I reuse them too.
I used to run into him at Fairway from time to time. Shortly before the first impeachment he was in the checkout in front of me, and was bagging the groceries himself. I thought to myself ‘The man who’s going to lead the impeachment of the President of The United States bags his own groceries? Shouldn’t he have people for that?
Love that he did that. (Would a woman say that, Paul?)
Well, at least it wasn’t a pile of lox!
Cinnamon or chocolate?
So, Nadler got babka and Trump got bupkis! Well-deserved on both accounts.
Was it the chocolate babka?
Did he eat the whole babka there?
He brought lox, as in “lox him up!”
Mmmmmm. Lox, cream cheese with scallions between onion bagel. Best breakfast!
Fresh ground coffee to wash it down.
jerry nadler is great! True New Yorker, Jerry has always been their for us! We love him on the UES! I’ve utilized every week instacart and use zabers all the time. Best stuffed cabbage and soup! As far as Babka Breads on uws has Babka you can die for! This cancer patient gets it from gold belly! Omg,,, fabulous!
Really? Why? What has he done in the last ten years? He was awfully slow to join the first impeachment train. I seen him as very centrist establishment. Oh, right UES. He’s not a REAL UWSer. Give me AOC!
Actually, he is a VERY real UWSer, having lived here for over 50 years, and served his constituents well as both an Assembly member and as a Congressman. That is why he is probably the most popular and beloved USWs rep that I have voted for in MY 50+ years on the UWS. I have worked with him on a couple of issues/projects here on the UWS during that time, and he has always been dedicated and serious about his representation. On what basis do you badmouth him?
This amused the heck out of me. 😀
We need a follow-up article on this. Your reporter neglected to ask the most important question: “What kind of babka?”
Chocolate? Cinnamon? We the people need to know! Do your job, reporters!
I’ve known Jerry Nadler since 1973, when we both lived on W. 81 Street, just a few minutes from Zabar’s. It is, of course, a liberal citadel — befitting its being the heart and soul of our neighborhood.
Knowing Jerry it was probably chocolate. The bag is not plastic. It costs 5 cents. And why shouldn’t Jerry have bagged his groceries? He is one of us. One of his greatest joys, when not as busy as now, was to talk to constituents on the sidewalks in his district.
We are so fortunate.
“It is, of course, a liberal citidal.”
Of course. And the Town Shop is the foundation of our democracy.
That’s what I call local color.
lmao this is hilarious. also, good impeachment.
I like Presidents that DON’T get impeached…:)
Rim shot #2!
I like Congressmen who do their jobs instead of just playing political games with something as serious as bogus impeachments.
Our taxpayer dollars at their best, no doubt.
Apparently babka is good for the constitution.
Who really cares what Jerry Nadler brings anywhere. We have a lot more important things to concentrate on.
Jerry Nadler’s a big fan of fabulous Zabars as so many of us are who’ve lived on the UWS for a long time! I’ve seen Mr. Nadler on line and waiting to enter the fabulous store twice! He has good taste!
Cinnamon or chocolate?
Those reusable bags are so nice, I don’t like to use them.
…And, love the Jerry story.
Absolutely iconic, Jerry has now achieved Upper West Side immortality.
P.S. The quote and writing in this post are just *chef’s kiss*.
Lox him up
See post 9. Little late to the game…
Zabar’s is the only good thing about Jerry Nadler.
Which one did he pick up at ZABAR’s … the Constitution or the babka?… or both🤔
Love it!!! A typical UWS response
Best WSR post ever!
Congress would be a lot better if they all had a babka and the Constitution.
Zabar’s doesn’t even Have good babka!
To Marilyn–Zabars has THE BEST chocolate babka!!!Glad you don’t like it, more for the rest of us.
I think those bags are free with a shipment from Zabar’s. As in if you live in DC and NEED Zabar’s. Wonder how I know about that?
Come on, guys, this is nonsense. Please focus on issues that have real pith
It is entirely possible to do both.
This is very funny, hilarious! Not only the photo, but the comment thread! Amid the turmoil, as least we UWSers haven’t lost our sense of humor!
Good for Jerry! We need more of a hamischer attitude in Congress!
What – no Barney Greengrass? 🙂