Polite New Yorkers
You know, I don’t want to be too one-note, and I know it’s not the original, which remains, but I don’t like this at all. Eater reports:
A reader sends in these deeply troubling photos of classic New York hot dog stand Gray’s Papaya being disassembled, piece by piece. Our tipster notes: “Sad news as it appears the Gray’s Papaya on Eighth Street and Sixth Avenue is dunzo. Walked by this afternoon and saw a demolition crew taking down the iconic neon sign and removing the fixtures inside.”
An employee at the Upper West Side original confirmed that the Greenwich Village location had closed, although he was unsure if it was done for good, or just shuttered for a revamp. But it looks like this goose is cooked.
And, in fact, in the short and undistinguished life of this blog, this is the SECOND satellite Gray’s location that has shuttered. Total fuckjob.
Here’s a video focusing on the 8th Street location. I’m not sure why they made it, and I’m pretty sure they are wrong that this location opened in 1973 (that was the original), but the chick in the video seems real friendly.