FREE COOKIE ALERT! Help Veniero's Celebrate It's 120th Birthday

East Village immigration 2/3- 1894 - Veniero's | These three pictures were taken within one avenue block of the East Village and reflect the amazing change this neighborhood, city, and country have experienced in the last 4 generations or so.  

11th Street near 1st Avenue, East Village, NYC

The venerable Veniero Pasticceria has been run at this location by the Veniero family since 1894.  The neighborhood at that time would still have been very much "Kleindeutschland" and home to the 3rd largest German-speaking population on Earth.  In the early 1900's, the Germans moved north, a move partially accelerated by the shattering General Slocum disaster.  By the 1910's, this part of the neighborhood became an Italian enclave.  I know someone whose Sicilian grandparents lived from 1910 to the 1930's on the block across from here.

September 10, 2010
East Village immigration 2/3- 1894 - Veniero's | These three pictures were taken within one avenue block of the East Village and reflect the amazing change this neighborhood, city, and country have experienced in the last 4 generations or so. 11th Street near 1st Avenue, East Village, NYC The venerable Veniero Pasticceria has been run at this location by the Veniero family since 1894. The neighborhood at that time would still have been very much "Kleindeutschland" and home to the 3rd largest German-speaking population on Earth. In the early 1900's, the Germans moved north, a move partially accelerated by the shattering General Slocum disaster. By the 1910's, this part of the neighborhood became an Italian enclave. I know someone whose Sicilian grandparents lived from 1910 to the 1930's on the block across from here. September 10, 2010
Photo: Mattron

I predict this will be the week's top post... something about the title... oh yeah, FREE COOKIES.

Veniero's opened up it's small Italian Cafė on December 18th, 1894 making it one of the oldest bakeries in the City. It has changed little over it's 120 years and still has many of the original architectural details including hand stamped metal ceilings, marble floors and etched glass windows. It is still run today by the Veniero family out of it's East Village location, and is well known for traditional Italian desserts.

And now you can help them celebrate their 120th birthday tomorrow by heading down to Veniero's on 11th St and 1st Ave to grab some free cookies.

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