15 Hours on the Job With a Bagel Roller

It’s dark. It’s 39 degrees outside. And it’s 2:40 a.m.

At a bus stop in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood of Brooklyn, Celestino García, wearing a black puffer jacket, jeans, gray Skechers and a black North Face backpack, has already started his day.

Mr. García, 58, cranes his neck to look for the B3 bus, which will take him to the Avenue U subway station. He will then catch the F train and head to his first workplace of the day, Court Street Bagels in Cobble Hill. There, he will roll hundreds of bagels — by hand.

CC Allen, a supervising producer for the New York Times Cooking video team, and Gina Fernandez, an associate producer, followed Mr. García on this particular Friday in March for the first episode of the new season of “On the Job.” (The episode will be uploaded to YouTube on Friday afternoon.) Hosted by Priya Krishna, a reporter for Food and Cooking, “On the Job” tells the stories of some of the hardest working people in the city: the largely unseen labor…

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This article was written by Sarah Bahr and originally published on www.nytimes.com