What happens to a New York City landmark after it's been gutted and dropped, after it's lain vacant for months, after it's been forgotten? Well, if it's the month of October, it gets turned into a pop-up Halloween costume store.
Opened in 1929, the Jefferson Market closed in 2008 under dire financial circumstances. Said the owner at the time, “We were running it like a mom-and-pop when we shouldn’t have been."
In 2009, it stopped being a mom and pop when it re-opened under ownership of Gristede's and turned into something like a "Jeffertedes." That failed, the place shuttered in 2011, and it has sat empty and "for rent" ever since.
Today it's filled with Halloween paraphernalia. Few traces of the original market remain. The temporary tenants have cleverly used the Butcher Shop signage as gruesome decor.
And if you're looking for a plus-size Cupcake Girl costume, this is the place.