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 store at 5025 Broadway, which Renee Mancino founded 36 years ago with her husband Bob.
Carrot Top also runs a second location in Washington Heights, where Renee was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in November 2014. She was 66 years old.
“The biggest thing that made the business successful was her personality,” said Bob Mancino, to whom Renee was married for over 30 years. “Everyone loved her.”
The Renee Mancino Way street sign will be unveiled at a dedication ceremony beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
While final plans for the ceremony are still taking shape, Mancino said he expected several elected officials to attend, as well as numerous family members, including relatives of Renee’s from Ohio and California.
Mancino said the Inwood store would be serving refreshments, such as cookies, muffins and coffee, to guests.
“The entire neighborhood is invited to attend,” he said.