Holy Paletas: La Newyorkina Has Reached Its Kickstarter Goal

Summer is coming. Seriously, it is.
Summer is coming. Seriously, it is. Photo: Hannah Whitaker/New York Magazine

Fany Gerson announced on Twitter earlier today that her post-Sandy Kickstarter campaign has hit its goal. The baker and sweets-maker lost her Red Hook production kitchen during Hurricane Sandy, prompting an outpouring of support from her peers. In addition to being able to continue supplying Big Gay Ice Cream in the West Village with doughnuts, palmiers, and pies, Gerson will be able to buy the paletas-making machine of her dreams, which can turn out 800 to 1,000 of the ice pops per hour. Planned new flavors include piloncillo-roasted peaches and strawberry jalapeño, and summer cannot come fast enough. Congratulations, Fany! [Kickstarter, Earlier]