sign posts

A NYC institution
West 72nd Street/Broadway
is still going strong after 30 years.

Gourmet Magazine,
another institution,
shut its doors this past Oct 5
after 69 years


  1. papaya! Mmm.. wish we got good fruit here...

    though l didnt get it at first, then realised it was advertising?!

  2. So, are you a real New Yorker then? And BTW, absolutely agreed with your take on my post. Our focus is ALL off kilter!

  3. Now, I always associate papaya with Californians. A rather startling idea that it's what makes a New Yorker.

  4. Yep, the name is sort of deceiving to me...especially if they specialize in hot dogs. And, that is NO BULL!!

  5. I wonder if the pain from this recession will ever end? I think not!

  6. Heh. I wonder how often a hot dog stand gets featured in Gourmet Magazine. Well, obviously never now that it's defunct, but I wonder how many did.

  7. What a great sign. I assume this means that you are attached too Gray's Papaya? Will this be on the list of places to visit in February?

    That was really shocking to me about Gourmet magazine.

  8. Papaya was a staple in So CA! I love how you angle your pictures like that.

    My silly stuff? Clip art that I steal then paste my freeloading kidlets into talent involved!

    Thank you for the snow widget!!!

  9. Not being a New Yorker, I'm not sure what you're talking about...except you must be referring to a restaurant of some not...

    I dislike seeing an old-time magazine bite the dust.

    Maybe there are no more "gourmets" left in NYC. Well, with the exception of yourself, of course.

  10. OK, I'm putting Gray's Papya up against Sam's Super Samwiches here in B'ham!! I love a good dog!!!

  11. You got your blurb on Gray's Papaya? Way cool! Do you get free dogs? You should.

  12. Gray's Papaya. Sounds YUMMY.

    I'm so out of the loop I didn't even know Gourmet went under.

  13. I've never heard of Gray's Papaya. And I like your secret signature.

  14. Thanks for the back story! What a great poster.

  15. Grays always fascinated me, and you're right, it's a NYC institution!

    Aloha, Friend!

    Comfort Spiral

  16. I want a hot dog right now from Grays Papaya. You know every time I see any Grays papaya I think of Regis as he would always talk about it on his show. The closest I have here is Cosco but hey close but no cigar! Not even close but I am desperate. Thank heavens I can get Nathans here.


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