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why are there no bakeries on the Upper West Side?


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why are there no bakeries on the Upper West Side?

Daniel Sonenberg | Aug 10, 1999 10:45 AM

Apart from Columbus Bakery on 83rd/Columbus, and t
the Hungarian Pastry Shop on 110th/Amsterdam,
there is next to nothing by way of bakeries on
the Upper West Side. I know it's common knowledge
that food in general sucks on the UWS, but I would
think a well placed bakery in the nineties or low hundreds
would thrive. Even a bad one, for God's sake.
For a while there was a generic, neither-here-nor-there
Hot & Crusty look alike around 102nd and Broadway,
but even that vanished in the night. This morning
I detoured to City Bakery in desperation (I live on
103rd and work on 34th, so that is a detour) and
had an excellent almost no fat cinnamon raisin
scone AND a great blueberry muffin (like almost all
blueberry muffins, there were not enough blueberries,
but the taste and consistency of the muffin were
perfect. What I was really craving was one of their
delicious pretzel croissants, but alas, there were
none to be had.)

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