The McDonald's on 6th Avenue and 28th Street is getting a gut renovation.
This would not be newsworthy, except for the fact that this McDonald's was once a Child's restaurant, a chain of long ago, beloved by urban historians, and this renovation has so far included the destruction of the antique terra-cotta decoration around the top of the 1930 building.
The motif includes intertwined seahorses, Child's signature style, with some creatures that look like bears.
A large portion has been scraped off so far.
In Coney Island, the Child's was landmarked. This one won't be worthy of preservation once all the seahorses are destroyed. Is this an intentional scalp job?