by Kevin Walsh

photo: Gary Fonville

A few years ago, a sidewalk sign for Cron’s Bakery was revealed at Liberty Avenue and 121st Street in Ozone Park. This space was later occupied, in 2016, by an optician, but the dentist is still on the second floor. 

Since the gastrointestinal ailment Crohn’s Disease has had more of a public profile in recent years, the bakery might have had to change its name had it survived…

Check out the ForgottenBook, take a look at the gift shop, and as always, “comment…as you see fit.”



William Mangahas October 5, 2017 - 9:38 am


What era do you place that lettering, 1940’s ?

pat stefanak hennessy October 5, 2017 - 1:03 pm

I remember Cron’s (pronounced like Ron’s). There’s be no connection with Crohn’s! It was a wonderful. Last I’d have been there was in the early 1960’s before moving away, so I don’t know how long it was open.

Rick D October 8, 2017 - 10:46 am

In the 80s, this was a Sleepy’s.

Cathy Sullivan October 8, 2017 - 6:33 pm

I grew up in that neighborhood in the 1950’s three blocks away and have vague memories of Cron’s. I do remember the VIM’s across the street though. And Kresge’s and the Ice Cream Shop. I also remember taking the Liberty Avenue El when it was still part of the BMT and ran along Pitkin Avenue to East New York. It was working class, and it seemed like everyone knew everyone. It was a good time to grow up.


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