I grew up on the UWS in the late 60s-70s. Every Saturday after my ballet class my mum and I got on the cross town bus to go shopping in Germantown. Some of the places are still there Karl Ehmer, Schaller & Weber, but some are gone like H Ross and son and Dumas.
The thing I miss most were Dumas petits fours, and apracot tarts. though I dont miss that big black spider like machine that warped boxs and scared me to the bottems of my six year old shoes.
In a world that is Cup Cake Mad i wish I could find good petits fours I would even travel or oreder over the net but somewhere here would be best.