At the end of each year, since 2007, I offer a list of places that vanished during the year. These are the ones I covered on the blog, but there were many more (and I've been blogging less lately). Please add those not included here in the comments. Click the highlighted name to go to the post for more info. And for previous years' vanishings, just scroll down to the bottom.
Forced to close after 46 years. I still want to know what happened to the artifacts from the Ziegfeld Museum.
St. Mark's Bookshop
Finally shuttered after a long fight to save it. 39 years old. I miss it every day.
Left Bank Books
The cost of doing business was too high. 24 years old.
The landlord hiked the rent on this 80-something-year-old Chinatown classic.
Gene's Coffee Shop
Just a regular little place that had been around for decades. Evicted.
The Stage Restaurant
After being forced to close after the Second Avenue explosion, after fighting eviction from their landlord, Icon Realty, and crowdfunding for support, The Stage officially shuttered. 35 years old. Still heartbreaking.
Surma the Ukrainian Shop
Nearly 100 years old. The owner decided to sell the building.
Maria's Mont Blanc
After 34 years, shuttered in the midst of fighting the landlord.
Rebel Rebel Records
Forced out by the landlord so the boutique chain Scotch & Soda could expand. 28 years old.
A little place, but much beloved. 59 years old. The reason for closing is unclear.
Evicted from the Lower East Side along with its proprietress, Reverend Jen.
29 years old. The rent was too damn high.
Suddenly shuttered after 39 years.
Bleecker Street Records
Over 20 years old, shuttered after a massive rent hike forced a move.
This beauty is 112 years old. It was seized by the marshal and remains closed "until further notice," but it does not look good.
After 35 years, the owners have decided to retire.
At 79 years old, this New York classic will be gone by the new year. The owner has decided to sell the building.
Previous Years' Vanishings:
2009: Parts 1, 2, 3, 4
2011: Parts 1, 2, 3, 4