12/30/10

2010 R.I.P.

Grade "A" Fancy makes our first foray into the realm of cinema with this tribute to some places we lost this year.  2010 was a hard year for New York City bars and restaurants, and this is by no means a comprehensive list, but these are some of our favorites.  The city will be poorer for the loss.  Each of these had its own unique charms, but we relied on all of them to temporarily shut out the horrors of the homogenized Disneyfication New Yorkers have all had to endure over the last decade or so.  If you missed any of these special places in their prime, that's a pity.  But if you have an Old Reliable, one whose unchanging, comforting personality owes nothing to a corporate headquarters in Texas or Tennessee, you better give it a visit soon.  We will be doing that very thing tomorrow.  You should too.  Don't say we didn't warn you.  Enjoy the show.

4 comments:

marty said...

I'm blown away by this. What a great video to classic places being shuttered. I'm glad I got to see some of them in my travels and sorrowed that I missed some of them. Thanks so much for this, I'm honored to be friends with you.

Cheers,

Marty

manorpark said...

Ouch! I hadn't realized what a nasty kick in the keister 2010 has been. I'll be ready for that first martini today, to reflect on what's left for us. Well done, K & J...

amymaud said...

I love this jon and karen. thank you! x amy allison

M said...

there's a tear in my beer, especially for Gino's ;)