Monday, May 21, 2018

The Village Den

VANISHED

David Sigal on Twitter lets us know the sad news that the Village Den has closed.


photos via David Sigal

I was dreading this inevitability. Because nothing decent can stay.

The Village Den was one of the last places in this part of town where you could get a regular, affordable meal, not surrounded by horrible people.

And another New York diner is gone.

(The owner says to go try his sister's place, the Bus Stop Cafe on Hudson Street.)

7 comments:

Kyle Campion said...

Presumably another victim of Amazon...

shimmerstwo said...

The food and service in the past few years left A LOT to be desired.
20 years ago it was my go to place

James said...

"Because nothing decent can stay." Well, I don't know if that actually a rule anywhere - even in Manhattan. Traditional Diners (greasy spoons and more elevated coffee shops) are, by dint of value and cost of service, slowly ushering themselves out of expensive markets - sadly, of course. It's simply a response to the world's formulae. What's sadder still is that the extant ones cost twice as much as they did 15 years ago. What's fun about a $13 cheeseburger deluxe? Fun was the Munson Diner on 11th Avenue - horrid place with grey food. $5 meals, including tip. That was fun.

Ellen Fagan said...

My go-to Diner for decades; I called it my “alternate living room.” I will dearly miss this place. Thanks for the wraps, the turkey burgers & the kind staff. Hard to process this one.

rongee said...

In years to come, I suppose, people will lament the closing of Starbucks, Dunkin' Donut, Subway, just as we did, Horn & Hardat, Nedicks, Bickfords.

Michael Penn said...

The Waverly Diner has filed for bankruptcy protection too.

Joe Walker said...

I love this website, but had to stop reading regularly, it just got too depressing.

It is sad to see what is happening to our city, I think it may be time to leave.