Greenpoint Back In The Day: Peter Pan Bakery

July 21, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

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.

Miss Heather

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!

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8 Comments on Greenpoint Back In The Day: Peter Pan Bakery

  1. dc108 on Mon, 21st Jul 2008 3:46 pm
  2. I stopped here last Christmas Eve – which put me at least 20 minutes out of the way – before heading on out to Pennsylvania, but those really are some good goddamn donuts.

  3. nbenford on Mon, 21st Jul 2008 7:56 pm
  4. Amazing! Indulge… haha Bring back the bee-hive!

  5. missheather on Mon, 21st Jul 2008 8:01 pm
  6. I have to confess Noel: I fear the day beehives come back in style. And they will.

    That said, the one this woman is sporting is pretty fierce. Back in undergrad I did a painting entitled “The Bigger The Hair, The Closer To God”. Methinks I’ll have to pull it out and post it on NYS!

  7. Tony From Kent Street on Mon, 21st Jul 2008 10:49 pm
  8. peter pan for me is about chocolate cruellers dunked in coffee with a pretty girl

  9. rowan on Tue, 22nd Jul 2008 4:47 pm
  10. i am in love with this beehive.

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