Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Rainbow of Fruit Flavors

There's always been something about this block on 1st Avenue between 87th and 88th Streets that I find very visually appealing. The buildings are all the same yet each has it's own unique personality. The consistent heights and nearly complete row of cornices add to it's allure as one of Yorkville's finest avenue blocks.
The building next to Radio Shack is the prettiest of the bunch and is home to Glaser's Bake Shop, the hands down no doubt about it best bake shop in all of New York City. They've been baking in this exact location since 1902 (!!!!!) and would not have lasted this long if their products weren't the tastiest. You can smell the bakery goodness wafting in the air from some distance away. The store has an old NY feel to to it with tiled floors and built in wood shelving displaying how the store looked 100 years ago. It is still run by the Glaser family. I highly recommend the black and white cookies.