Places To Go In Queens: La Guli Pastry Shop (Astoria)
By Shaun Rice
(Keller Williams Landmark)
The La Guli Bakery in Astoria (Queens NY) If you take the N train all the way to the end of the line...you might not expect to find anything but a million Greek restaurants and Con Edison - but hidden in the streets of Astoria is a little Italian gem: The La Guli Bakery. Seventy years ago Paolo Notaro opened up this little bakery after immigrating to Queens from Palermo, Italy. Since then almost nothing has changed - the storefront, interior woodwork, shelves and terrazzo floor are just the way Paolo designed it. Today the store is run by Paolo's son, Rosario and his granddaughter Maria, who carry on the family tradition by making exquisite pastries from scratch every day. Their ovens run morning, noon and night so that they can always offer fresh baked goods to the community. Over t...