A black-and-white photo of the northwest corner of 11th and University in the Village recently came to my attention. Shot by Edmund V. Gillon in 1975, it shows the Village Voice offices next to the Cedar Tavern.
I thought it deserved the "before and after" treatment.
After the Village Voice, there was Jack Bistro. Villagers wept when they were forced out by a rent hike in 2013. Long a home for artists and poets, the Cedar was shuttered in 2006, demolished, and turned into condos.
Today, in their places, there's yet another TD Bank branch and yet
another outpost of a chain salon that specializes in the removal of body
hair via hot wax.