Americans certainly weren’t the first to create a cheesecake dish. But! in 1872 there came a discovery that bred a whole new type of cake, the likes of which had never been tasted before. The place was New York, where a man accidentally founded something that remains iconic of America still today. The New York Cheesecake. Heard about in all four corners of the earth and now all within your reach! Welcome to Junior’s.
It’s a small but popular among locals bakery -in business since 1929. The original Junior’s is located in Brooklyn on 386 Flatbush Avenue Extension and corner of DeKalb ave. But lucky for us they opened a few small shops around NYC. One in the center of the city in Times Square. Don’t let the location fool you, it’s still as much of a local joint as the original.
If you have the time, it’s worth it to take the trip to Brooklyn to see the original and get a sense of old Brooklyn. In fact, it’s steps away from the Brooklyn Bridge which is most certainly a must when you come to NY. My truest suggestion is to take one of the many subway trains to Junior’s (trains: A,C,G, 2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q, N, R ), feast your taste buds on the sultry selection of goods at Junior’s and once you feel you can’t fit another delicious bite take the scenic walk, and head to the Brooklyn bridge for a beautiful sunset view to burn off all the calories you just consumed.