Culture on the Cheap
Greenpoint Back In The Day: Peter Pan Bakery
Anyone worth his (or her) Greenpoint salt is familiar with the Peter Pan Bakery. Not only is it the home of some of the best damned donuts in the city, but to go inside makes one feel like he (or she) has entered a time warp. If any of you, dear readers, have ever felt this way (I know I have) don’t worry: the feeling is well warranted.
When I showed the above photograph to an employee of this establishment this morning it created quite a stir. Even the owner was shocked at how little Peter Pan has changed over the last thirty years and gladly gave me permission to take another, newer photograph of her establishment as it looks today. Here it is.
As you can see very little has changed. All the way down to the lovely uniformed waitresses manning the counter and children eagerly awaiting tasty treats, Peter Pan is more or less the same now as it was thirty years ago.
The addition of a few scantily clad staffers notwithstanding.
P.S.: I want to give a big New York Shitty shout-out to the ladies of Peter Pan for allowing me to photograph the interior of their establishment. Thanks!