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Valentine's Day 2019

Lisa Cotoggio, Founder of Grandma’s Cheesecake Sandwiches decided to give back this year and spend Valentine’s Day 2019 on the streets of Long Island and Manhattan handing out heart-shaped Grandma’s Cheesecake Sandwiches to the homeless residents who live among us. “To say it was the most rewarding experience I have ever had would be an understatement given the look on the many faces I had the opportunity to encounter. The smiles at the mention of receiving a Valentine’s Day treat could have lit a room for days. These people, and people they are, which we forget sometimes were so happy to interact because it made them feel recognized even if just for the passing moment. Everyday they stand invisible to...

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Helping the Homeless on Valentine’s Day

Choosing a cause for Valentine’s Day was easy; I went right to the one everyone is currently ignoring. The plight of homelessness has always been in the back of my mind, especially as of late because there are so many of them. You might wonder how this happened, and of course, if you look back in time you will see it all began with one word: deinstitutionalization. This was done by the federal, and state governments across the country, and the consequences of this action have had vast repercussions ever since. And that is just part of the problem, add in the lack of housing for our returning Veterans, something the government also used to supply years ago, think Stuyvesant...

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HEARTS4HOMELESS VALENTINE’S DAY CHALLENGE NEW YORK, NY - GRANDMA’S CHEESECAKE SANDWICHES will be out on the streets of Manhattan and Long Island for Valentine’s Day distributing 150+ heart-shaped cheesecake sandwiches with cherry centers to individuals residing in several homeless encampments, and challenges everyone to join in, and help brighten the spirits of our fellow displaced neighbors that don’t have the luxury of sharing such a romantic day with a sweetheart of their own by giving them a heart-shaped treat.  Wednesday, Feb. 13 – Babylon & Hicksville LIRR stations at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 – Midtown – 5th to 7th Ave. between 32nd and 36th Streets at 11:00 a.m.

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Hearts Aflutter

Grandma's Cheesecake Sandwiches is proud to introduce our special heart-shaped cheesecake sandwiches for Valentine's Day. Filled with a choice of luscious cherries or delectable strawberries for that special someone in your life. I always thought having a special someone on Valentine's Day that you could share a sweet treat with, whether it be a friend, co-worker, brother, sister, parent, neighbor, husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, lover, aunt, uncle, grandparent, etc. was important because at the end of the day it's really about being happy with the people in your life. Sharing and caring for others, that's what we do as a society, and what better way to bring a smile to that significant person's face, and taste buds I might add,...

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Story of Lisa Cotoggio: One Cheesecake at a Time

Story of Lisa Cotoggio: One Cheesecake at a Time. from Karishma Vanjani on Vimeo. Lisa Cotoggio, a Bayside resident unlike many women did not choose to stay hush about sexual harassments she faced at her jobs, whether it was hospitality, sales or the restaurant industry. The final straw in her 30 years of career was an incident that led her to file a lawsuit against the company. These experiences she said made her decide to start her own business- Grandma’s Cheesecake Sandwiches. The video narrates Lisa's journey to being a 57-year-old woman entreprenuer in the city of New York. It also adds in a word of caution for the aspiring entreprenuers looking to own a food truck on the streets...

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