The Subway Inn, 143 E60th Street, Manhattan. (T. Rinaldi)
143 E60th Street, Manhattan. February, 2006. (T. Rinaldi)
Neon storefronts like this were once a dime a dozen in New York. We celebrate the few that survive today because change has rendered them unique. We bemoan their loss not just because they're old, but because their disappearance signals New York's transition into a city whose center is growing ever farther beyond the economic reach of the working class.
• Support the Subway Inn by purchasing prints over at Project Neon.
IN OTHER NEON NEWS:
• There are still a few slots open for my Neon Walking Tour of the East Village this Friday! The tour starts at 7pm this Friday, Aug. 15. Reservations required; you can book here.