A Day in the Life of an Italian Deli in New York City

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"We no serve tomatoes, we no serve avocados, no liverwurst, ketchup, mayo ..." Walter Momentè says. "This is no regular deli! We try to keep it as Italian as possible." Customers don't seem to mind these exacting standards, lining up for Alidoro's mouthwatering sandwiches. This short documentary from the New Yorkers series follows Momentè through an average day, sourcing authentic ingredients from local businesses, making stops at two bakeries for various kinds of bread. 

The ongoing documentary series from Moonshot Productions is a celebration of the larger-than-life characters that populate the city, from a graffiti artist to an ice sculptor, and many more. The producers of the series discuss the project in an interview with the Atlantic Video channel here

For more videos from Moonshot Productions, visit http://moonshot-productions.com/.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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