11. La Guli Pastry Shop in Astoria

Paolo Notaro arrived in New York from Palermo, Italy in 1920. He set about opening two Italian pastry shops in Manhattan with his brothers. In 1937 he decided to move to the “wilderness” and opened La Guli Pastry Shop in Queens. Today, LaGuli is run by Paolo’s son Rosario, who grew up living above the shop, and his granddaughter, Maria. The storefront and interior woodwork, shelves, and terrazzo floor remain original. LaGuli Pastry Shop is located at 29-15 Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria.