Birdbath Green Bakery Closes on First Avenue
Marx Summer Fruit Tart from Birdbath Bakery
City Bakery announced on Sunday it would close its First Avenue location of Birdbath Green Bakery, a 240-square-foot outpost with no signage and just stacks of cookies in the window. Its kitchen had been the home of dough mixing and baking for the entire mini-chain since 2005. But all the baking that was done at the First Avenue location will now take place near Union Square, much closer to City Bakery on 18th Street, Maury Rubin's mothership. Macaroon-lovers will have to travel to one of the other locations for the Passover treat.