Subway Inn

We also do signs here at Mid-Century New York! This one on the Subway Inn is bittersweet because it will soon be going away.

subway inn

The Subway Inn on on East 60th St. is closing down in mid-August after 77 years of serving suds. The building’s owner apparently has other plans for the space, probably another residential tower for rich folks. All at the expense of a perfectly good dive bar.

The bar’s owner vows to reopen somewhere else, but it is unclear if he can take the sign with him.

“I think it’s going to be torn down with the building,” Steve S., the owner’s son who refused to give his last name, told The New YorK Times. “I’m going to talk to the right person about that… It’s an iconic sign.”

It is unclear when the sign went up, but it looks pretty mid-century, doesn’t it?

UPDATE 6/9/15

Subway Inn reopened recently at 2nd Ave and 60th St. with its original signage glowing in all its glory.