NYC Honorary Street Names


Renee Mancino Way (Manhattan)
Present name:Broadway
Location:Between 214th Street and 215th Street
Honoree: Renee Mancino (1948-2014) was the owner of Carrot Top Pastries, a well-known bakery in Washington Heights and Inwood. At 15, she was sentenced to a year in reform school for truancy but came out with a determination to apply to medical school. She was accepted into Columbia Medical School but was unable to attend because of car-crash injuries from which she never fully recovered. She began baking carrot cakes in the 1970s to raise money for her daughter’s medical school tuition. Her customers included some of Manhattan’s finest restaurants and food stores; and such celebrities as Stevie Wonder, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Richard Pryor. She generously donated her pastries to the Inwood Little League, Good Shepherd Church and School, Inwood Community Services, Riverstone Senior Life Services, and the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Center. (Rodriguez)

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