There is something fascinating about the cronut craze. Whenever we travel and see a food line, I always feel the need to get in on it. Waiting for hours is not in my vocabulary anymore but you have to love that people are so food obsessed that their desire to taste the latest and greatest, go to the latest and greatest restaurant, etc is very much a sign of the times. Just a side note, my sophomore year I waited 24 hours in line to get a Peoples Express ticket going from Boston to NYC for $9.
There are a few different lines. One for other items and coffee. BTW, there are plenty of delicious items at Dominique Ansel besides the coveted cronut. There is the outdoor line and the indoor line for the cronut. If anything there are people everywhere and the bakery is very long and narrow. I give huge kudos to the staff who seems to be enjoying the insanity.