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Hospitality vet creates book on NYC restaurant industry during pandemic

Leo Jacob, director of gross sales and advertising for the Bowery Resort, needs to indicate the world the NYC eating scene remains to be alive.

All through the pandemic, he took photographs of restauranteurs together with Mario Carbone, nightlife vet Nur Khan, Katz’s Deli proprietor Jake Dell, and Maya Jankelowitz of Jack’s Spouse Freda — and has compiled them right into a book with commentary from Sam Rockwell, Zoë Kravitz and Jason Momoa.

Maya Jankelowitz of Jack's Wife Freda
Maya Jankelowitz of Jack’s Spouse Freda is featured in Leo Jacob’s book.
Leo Jacob

Jacob is elevating funds on Kickstarter for the venture, “New York is Useless? Lengthy Stay New York,” and has pledged assist to reduction fund ROAR (Eating places Organizing Advocating Rebuilding). He’s to this point raised over $30,000.

“The book’s function is to alter the narrative, NYC is alive,” Jacob tells us. “I need to ensure that folks don’t forget that there have been just a few that stayed open, reopened and actually powered by way of to maintain NYC alive amidst the COVID pandemic.” 

As soon as the book is printed, Jacob tells us he plans to promote it by way of Leica and hip Flatiron District museum Fotografiska.

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Tina Sanders

Tina Sanders

Tina is the mind behind, and she ideated it when she was working for an online magazine company where she used to cover US-based headlines news. She holds a degree in journalism and has more than 4.5 years of experience in an online magazine company. She had the idea while working there but when she was quite sure about starting something on her own, she took the risk and left the job to start Gruntstuff. Since then she added a few team members, and along with them, she creates General US news content on the site.

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