Thursday, December 20, 2007

Another one bites the dust

Here's another bit of news from the city to make me sad. Apparently, the old donuts shop on Fifth Avenue is closing. The place has been a landmark for years, and was one of those great vestiges of the old working class neighborhood still hanging on when I moved there. It was classic breakfast/diner fare, with that hot, sweet coffee and a great bacon, egg, and cheese. They'd cut you a break if you were running low on cash, let you pay later. The old guys would sit there in the mornings drinking their coffee and smoking, talking to the owner, carrying on about a story in the Post or the Daily News. It's a world that is dying, storefront by storefront.

(Picture from Sugar Road on Flickr.)