Everything's going wrong for my uncle, and the only thing that would cheer him up is croissants.
Here's my current list. Any downhill reports, contrary opinions, or new reccos?
Petrossian Boutique/Bakery 911 7th Ave, between 57 and 58, Manhattan, NY; 212-245-2217)..
Pan Bagnat (54 W 55 St, between 5th and 6th Ave, Manhattan, NY; 212-765-7575.
City Bakery 3 W 18th St, Manhattan, NY; 212-366-1414 (I like their sesame studded savory croissant pretzels, too).
Patisserie Claude (187 W4th, Manhattan, NY; 212-255-5911)
Alcazar (163 First Ave, at 10th St, Manhattan, NY; 212-388-1190) Also: brioche, tortes, baguette
Marquet Patissier (15 E 12th St, between University and Fifth, Manhattan, NY; 212-229-9313)
Ceci-Cela (55 Spring St, near Lafayette, Manhattan, NY; 212-274-9179)
Silver Moon Bakery 2740 Broadway at 105, Manhattan, NY; 212-866-4717
Cafe Croissant Yamazaki (342 Madison Ave, Manhattan, NY; 212-661-4030) this one's a wild card tip I got from some obscure source. haven't tried 'em