Following up on last Friday's news that the gorgeous, century-old Lascoff Drugs on the Upper East Side has suddenly closed, readers have sent in some photos of what appears to be a quickie dismantling.
Elizabeth Manus shows us the signs on the cathedral-like doors that tell customers to take their prescriptions to another drugstore.
Already, the gorgeous, antique facade is being dismantled. In this picture, you can see the conical copper awning is gone.
And here is the awning, in a photo sent in by reader Stephanie. It sits on the sidewalk waiting to be hauled into a truck--and taken where? And what about its neon sign, which New York Neon says is one of the oldest in New York City?
A series of permits makes it clear--the interior will be demolished.
sent in by Elizabeth Manus
This stunning museum to pharmaceuticals will be demolished? How can this be happening? What happened to Lascoff's?
Lascoff Drugs Vanishing