Watch This Short Film About Peter Pan Bakery and Brooklyn Gentrification

The Greenpoint favorite has been selling doughnuts to locals for over 60 years.

Photo: Liz Barclay

Photo: Liz Barclay

Greenpoint, Brooklyn’s Peter Pan Bakery is a staple of the neighborhood, bringing residents and visitors red velvet donuts, chocolate cake donuts, and cream-filled Polish pączki every day of the week. Tina Fey even gave Peter Pan a big thumbs up in an interview with Esquire.

Keif Roberts and Peter J. Haas have put together a short documentary film called Peter Pan Bakery, which takes viewers inside the iconic donut shop.

But the movie’s not all warm feelings and sugar. Peter Pan Bakery is one of the remaining Greenpoint stalwarts facing a new wave of gentrification. As the neighborhood becomes wealthier, more friends of Peter Pan are forced to find new homes.

The bittersweet film “explores the personalities inhabiting the counter space where old and new clientele mingle, painting an intimate portrait of the bakery as a unwavering neighborhood institution,” according to its directors.

[via Eater]

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