Waste not: These fried pita fragments, including many pita tops snipped off in preparation for the lunch rush, share a proud tradition of thriftiness with Mexican chilaquiles, Middle Eastern fatteh, and American bagel pudding. At Jerusalem, a countertop courtesy plate is set out in late morning, when I snapped this photo; by early afternoon there's much more hot-sauce spatter.
Also shown: one of many stuffed pitas ($5-$6 each), this one featuring falafel; a counterman's lagniappe, shown in cutaway; and the view from the two-top nearest the door. Up close, at the building across the street, a tracery of old signage can still be seen.
2715 Broadway (103rd-104th Sts.), Manhattan