Another Blarney appears to have hosted its last call — not for the night, but forever. The Blarney Stone in Turtle Bay went from “closed for renovation” to “lease available” in the past few months.  The building itself is for sale. The sign proudly claimed it had been around since 1925, when the Third Avenue El train would have still rumbled by. I liked this place — it had real character and its share of characters. And now it’s gone. The signage is comforting — sort of that 1970ish standard issue that is cut above today’s usual fare. #divebar #nyc #newyorkcity #manhattan #oldsigns #oldschool #signgeeks #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns #irishbar #retrologist

Another Blarney appears to have hosted its last call — not for the night, but forever. The Blarney Stone in Turtle Bay went from “closed for renovation” to “lease available” in the past few months. The building itself is for sale. The sign proudly claimed it had been around since 1925, when the Third Avenue El train would have still rumbled by. I liked this place — it had real character and its share of characters. And now it’s gone. The signage is comforting — sort of that 1970ish standard issue that is cut above today’s usual fare. #divebar #nyc #newyorkcity #manhattan #oldsigns #oldschool #signgeeks #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns #irishbar #retrologist

Finally checked out the whimsical #gettystation art exhibit at 24th and 10th. Sheep Station continues through Nov. 24. #sheepstation #publicart #art  #manhattan #newyork #nyc

Finally checked out the whimsical #gettystation art exhibit at 24th and 10th. Sheep Station continues through Nov. 24. #sheepstation #publicart #art #manhattan #newyork #nyc

Midtown juxtaposition: A 19th century carriage house survives in the shadow of 1970ish skyscraper. #holdouts #architecture #nyc #manhattan

Midtown juxtaposition: A 19th century carriage house survives in the shadow of 1970ish skyscraper. #holdouts #architecture #nyc #manhattan

1049 Park Avenue, the home of Felix Unger and Oscar Madison. Alas, no sighting of the Odd Couple this morning, but this is the famous spot where Tony Randall and Jack Klugman emerge at the start of every episode. #walkingtour #tour #nyc #classictv #tv #nyc #manhattan

1049 Park Avenue, the home of Felix Unger and Oscar Madison. Alas, no sighting of the Odd Couple this morning, but this is the famous spot where Tony Randall and Jack Klugman emerge at the start of every episode. #walkingtour #tour #nyc #classictv #tv #nyc #manhattan

A hidden diner in the Garment District: The 38th Street Diner. #neon #diner #nyc #manhattan #garmentcenter

A hidden diner in the Garment District: The 38th Street Diner. #neon #diner #nyc #manhattan #garmentcenter

True native New Yorkers. #skyline #westside #manhattan #skyscrapers

True native New Yorkers. #skyline #westside #manhattan #skyscrapers

Two spires frame the #Manhattan sky: 1 #WTC and the 1870s Jefferson Market Library. #architecture #nyc #skyscrapers

Two spires frame the #Manhattan sky: 1 #WTC and the 1870s Jefferson Market Library. #architecture #nyc #skyscrapers

The biggest #twinkie you’ll ever see is on the side of a tour bus. #hostess #advertising #nyc #manhattan

The biggest #twinkie you’ll ever see is on the side of a tour bus. #hostess #advertising #nyc #manhattan

Subway Inn is quite possibly my favorite neon sign still glowing in Gotham. I breathe a sigh of relief (and snap a photo) each time I walk by and see it humming along as it has for decades. #neon #nyc #signs #bars #divebars #manhattan #history

Subway Inn is quite possibly my favorite neon sign still glowing in Gotham. I breathe a sigh of relief (and snap a photo) each time I walk by and see it humming along as it has for decades. #neon #nyc #signs #bars #divebars #manhattan #history

The old Hotel Tudor is now a Hilton, but the corporate hands haven’t gotten around to taking down the old sign, a Midtown East unofficial landmark. Hopefully it’s too costly and not worth the trouble to tear it down. This photo was taken from the 10th floor of WPIX, itself a neighborhood fixture since 1948. #signs #tudorcity #manhattan #vintage #oldnyc #murrayhill #kipsbay #unitednations #hotels #relic #artifacts #urbanarchaeology

The old Hotel Tudor is now a Hilton, but the corporate hands haven’t gotten around to taking down the old sign, a Midtown East unofficial landmark. Hopefully it’s too costly and not worth the trouble to tear it down. This photo was taken from the 10th floor of WPIX, itself a neighborhood fixture since 1948. #signs #tudorcity #manhattan #vintage #oldnyc #murrayhill #kipsbay #unitednations #hotels #relic #artifacts #urbanarchaeology