Becker’s has been part of the color of Manhattan’s downtown for over seven decades. Behind the counter are Bianca Knight and Elsbeth Rozanski. Photo by Jim Cody
Becker’s Bakery has another big birthday this year – the place was founded in 1942, and is still looking quite spry for a 70-year-old. They’re still baking old fashioned goodness while keeping up with the times – want your photograph on a cake, a retro hippie daisy on a cookie, or a mixed box of maple bacon and red velvet cupcakes and they’ll be happy to oblige. Becker’s is growing old tastily, which is even better than gracefully.