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Cronut craze continues as line winds around ‘crorner’

 

Photos by Tequila Minsky
Photos by Tequila Minsky

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Cronuts. Surely, everyone’s heard about them by now. Half croissant, half donut, and all delicious — or so cronut lovers feel. Each morning, desperate cronut cravers gather in front of Dominique Ansel Bakery, at 189 Spring St., some of them arriving as early as 3 a.m., like these three guys from Queens, above left, at the front of the line the other day. The line of cronut nuts  stretches down Spring St. to Vesuvio Playground, then wraps around the corner onto Thompson St. At 8 a.m., chef / owner Ansel, below left, opens the door and greets the cronut crowd. About an hour later, everyone in the line has been served, while those just arriving are greeted with a “too late.”

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