This one hurts. The beloved Manhattan dive bar Subway Inn, with one of New York’s most gorgeous neon signs, is closing next month. The owners of the bar, which dates to 1937, say they will relocate. I hope that neon will keep shining on somewhere else, because its departure is a big loss. #igersnyc #nyc #manhattan

This one hurts. The beloved Manhattan dive bar Subway Inn, with one of New York’s most gorgeous neon signs, is closing next month. The owners of the bar, which dates to 1937, say they will relocate. I hope that neon will keep shining on somewhere else, because its departure is a big loss. #igersnyc #nyc #manhattan

A vintage Coca-Cola ad is a ghost of its old self, partially covered but still proudly promoting the Real Thing on a broad brick wall in SoHo. As seen from the rooftop terrace of the Soho Grand. #fadedads #oldsigns #signgeeks #cocacola #roadsideamerica #americana #soho #streetphotography #newyork #manhattan #love #instamood #ilovenyc #igersnyc #rous_roadsigns

A vintage Coca-Cola ad is a ghost of its old self, partially covered but still proudly promoting the Real Thing on a broad brick wall in SoHo. As seen from the rooftop terrace of the Soho Grand. #fadedads #oldsigns #signgeeks #cocacola #roadsideamerica #americana #soho #streetphotography #newyork #manhattan #love #instamood #ilovenyc #igersnyc #rous_roadsigns

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