Back in April I reported that S&G Gross pawnbrokers had closed after 115 years in business. I worried about what would happen to their antique golden balls, the great symbol of pawnshops, hanging over 8th Avenue near 34th Street.
Now they're gone.
The neon sign is gone, too, and the place has been plywooded and
installed with tourists who stand around and point into the sky.
Let's hope those balls are in good hands.