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Renee Mancino Way to be unveiled | Manhattan Times

Renee Mancino Way to be unveiled | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen The woman known as the “Carrot Cake Queen” will soon be immortalized with her own city street. On Sat., Jun 17, West 214th Street at Broadway will be renamed as “Renee Mancino Way,” after the late founder of Carrot Top Pastries. The intersection is located in front of Carrot Top’s Inwood […]


Spread Love: Sign The Petition To Co-Name West 214th Street and Broadway as Renee Mancino Way

Spread Love: Sign The Petition To Co-Name West 214th Street and Broadway as Renee Mancino Way

Renee Mancino was an Inwood resident who founded and opened Carrot Top Pastries at 5025 Broadway on West 214th Street in 1979. Renee was known equally for her delicious baked goods and her remarkable dedication to the community. For over 35 years, Renee generously donated to senior centers, little leagues, neighborhood organizations, cultural institutions, historic […]


Flashback Fridays: The Queen of Carrot Cake

Flashback Fridays: The Queen of Carrot Cake

By Arlene Schulman (@ArleneSchulman) Celebrating the life of Renee Mancino, the Queen of Carrot Cake. In this unedited interview from the fall of 2012, Renee talks about her love of baking, how she started out in the cake business, and her love of Inwood. Her two bakeries – Carrot Top in Inwood and Carrot Top […]


Hundreds Remember Uptown Baker Whose Generosity Knew No Bounds | DNAinfo

Hundreds Remember Uptown Baker Whose Generosity Knew No Bounds | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — Hundreds of people gathered Thursday evening to mourn Renee Mancino, the owner of two popular Uptown bakeries who was known for her generosity, determination and upbeat spirit. Mancino, 66, of Carrot Top Pastries, died Tuesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, shocking family, friends and longtime customers. At a memorial service […]


She was my love | Manhattan Times

She was my love | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Mónica Barnkow Back in the 1980’s, when Renee and Robert Mancino sought to open a bakery in Washington Heights, the neighborhood was considered dangerous. Far fewer businesses were seeking to set up shop in the Northern Manhattan in which the drug wars raged. Retail space was relatively inexpensive. “In 1980, you […]


Bakery owner fatally shoots herself inside shop | New York Post

Bakery owner fatally shoots herself inside shop | New York Post

By Lorena Mongelli, Dana Sauchelli and Sophia Rosenbaum A beloved Washington Heights bakery owner shot herself in the head in front of her husband Tuesday morning amid health complications and the possibility of losing her storefront. Shortly after Renee Mancino got to work at Carrot Top Bakery on Broadway, she put a gun to her […]

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