There was a quaint little psychic's shop downstairs, a glorious flower shop across the road and the mysterious Moondog ice-cream store a few doors down. Just follow magnoliabakery on Instagram and then share a photo of yourself re-creating the famous "Sex and the City" cupcakes-on-the-bench scene and you could be one of three winners selected on Friday, June 8. When the show ended, I thought the neighbourhood might return to normal. Long before Magnolia Bakery made its 30 second appearance on Sex and the City, word was out in New York that their cupcakes were to die for. On Wednesday, June 6, between 12 noon and 1 p. And now, I've been driven out of my home - not by gangs of rampaging teenagers, or constantly arguing neighbours, but by a purveyor of cupcakes. Typically they are red velvet cupcakes with sugary Rockette dancers on top. Simple vanilla with white frosting, they are baked every morning by Amy Sedaris - sister of writer David and a true neighbourhood eccentric. But believe it or not, the iconic HBO show, which aired its first episode on June 6, , marks its 20th anniversary this week. It was time to move house. Perfect for sharing with your three best friends. They had to put security staff on the door so that ardent Carrie fans wouldn't shove their way in. The first year I moved to New York, into a flat directly opposite, I went into the shop every day for coffee and a breakfast bun, and the staff never once attempted to engage me in conversation. Within weeks of the airing of the episode, lines began to form around the small bakery on West 11th. Apparently the store frequently have long snaking lines that end up around the block, but thankfully I did not experience this. I must report the cupcake is better looking than it tasted. Lastly we have some suggestions of what you can do near each of the several locations.