Adding to the list of year-end lists is undoubtedly the most poignant one to date, a remembrance of lost New York landmarks from Lost City‘s Brooks of Sheffield. “As in every year of the Bloomberg administration, 2010 was a bad one for preservation-minded New Yorkers,” goes the prologue. And to be sure, there’s plenty to support that statement. Among the city’s lost landmarks are Gino, the Empire Diner, Fedora (the Gabe Stulman resurrection notwithstanding), and more or less the entirety of Coney Island. And given the seemingly imminent demise of Mars Bar, Max Fish, the Pink Pony, and Ruby’s Bar & Grill, it doesn’t look like things will get any better in 2011.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 22, 2010