We presume that part of the reason you live, and chose to raise your family in New York City is this town’s history and character. And while we at Red Tri NYC HQ don’t think all change is bad, some of our favorite spots around the city are feeling more and more like endangered species. Jeremiah Moss, author of Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul (in stores July 25), has been chronicling the demise of classic NYC spots for years. We asked him to round up some top “Vanishing New York” spots for kids and families. Click through to see some of his picks—and catch them while you can!

Hungarian Pastry Shop

Directly across from the cathedral, this old-world pastry shop has been around since about 1960 and caters to college students and literary writers. The walls are decorated with the book covers of their customers. Aspiring young authors might even catch a glimpse of a future Pulitzer Prize winner at work.

1030 Amsterdam Ave.
Morningside Heights
212-866-4230
Online: facebook.com/Hungarian-Pastry-Shop

photo: Jasmine S. via Yelp

 

What old New York spot do you hope never goes away? Tell us in the comments!

— Jeremiah Moss and Mimi O’Connor