Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Cup & Saucer Stripped

This summer we saw the tragic end of the Cup & Saucer, thanks to a non-negotiable rent hike.



It didn't take long for the beautiful old signage to get stripped.



And replaced by a bunch of shitty For Rent banners.








3 comments:

David Felperin said...

Beautiful old signage? I respect and admire your efforts but even before I came to this paragraph about the Cup & Saucer I was thinking about several of your stories, "Well, maybe a loss to the neighborhood but no big loss aesthetically. That place is really a blight. Why aren't there stricter signage regulations?" And then I saw your comment about beautiful old signage. Huh?
David Cohn

traceyjackson@mac.com said...

Heartbreaking...

traceyjackson@mac.com said...

Oh, you know I'm not done. I just read the comment above the one about the place being a "blight" - I would like to say to Mr. Cohn, that some of us like some history, we like establishments that harken back to another time and that are affordable and made for all people, not just a chosen few. As Mr. Moss writes in his book, the city was at one time for ALL types of people. And many people do not like their entire environment to be comprised of glass and steel and perfectly placed neon signs. But sounds like you do, so I guess you are loving New York these days.