Looking back on the past year at this blog, one season at a time, one day at a time, for one (4-day) week:
In January we achingly said goodbye to the 61-year-old Amato Opera House. We took a final trip to Love Saves the Day, which had survived for over 20 years in the East Village. We ate a last supper at the 15-year-old Old Devil Moon. And we learned that Interstate Foods, one of the Meatpacking District's last big packing plants, would be demolished for a glassy high rise along the High Line.
In February we mourned the death of Stefan Lutak, owner of the Holiday Cocktail Lounge, and worried (unnecessarily, it turned out) about the beloved bar's future.
photo by Mike Marvin
In March, we watched with disappointment as a ramen noodle joint announced it would take the place of Love Saves the Day. Then we took a last look at poet Frank O'Hara's last home--a building that has since been demolished. A hole sits there now in the ground.