Tag: Italian Bakery

Zito’s Bakery: Past, Present, and Future

Yesterday the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approved an application for a new storefront at 259-263 Bleecker Street in the Greenwich Village Historic District Extension II. If this address rings a bell to you, it’s likely because it was the home …

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R.I.P. Charlie Zito

On October 1, 1998, Charlie Zito passed away after years of baking bread on Bleecker Street, in the heart of the South Village. There is nothing like the aroma of fresh-baked bread, and when Zito’s Bakery was making bread, I …

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Cool off at the Tony Dapolito Center

Summer makes one think of our public pools and recreation centers (whether they’re open or not). The first one that came to mind was the Tony Dapolito Center, which opened on May 6, 1908.  Located on 7th Avenue between Carmine …

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We’re still reveling in yesterday’s excitement of seeing Boardwalk Empire set up a mock-prohibition-era scene in the East Village.  In fact, we’re drinking Mint Juleps and listening to Cole Porter right now.  Okay, we don’t get quite that crazy at …

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