After 67 years on the Upper West Side, after lingering through the winter months, then closing and losing its iconic signage, the P&G bar has been gutted.
A reader sent in photos of the carnage, including this one of the interior being hauled away in a dump truck. Do any of those bricks hold remnants of the Austrian castle scene, painted in 1943 by a patron who couldn't pay his tab?
The P&G must be on people's minds, because another reader sent in the following photos, too. Up the road a bit, the new P&G awaits. Down a set of iron stairs, with no neon sign to light the way.
Only a piece of paper taped inside the window to declare its hopes for the future: "On the corner of 73rd St & Amsterdam Ave for 67 years--Looking forward to the same in our new home."