Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Subway Inn was founded in 1937 and was located near the Lexington Avenue subway 🚋 line entrance by the Bloomingdale's Department Store

After 77 years at its iconic location, it was forced to relocate when a new development was planned for its 1880s building. We just went by the original building and are sad to report that it has been torn down to make way for a new development.

The Salinas family, who owns the #divebar took the original "Subway Inn" #neon sign and re-installed it in 2015 in its new @subwayinn location on Second Avenue by the Roosevelt Island tram. We are happy that they saved this gorgeous #neonsign! Photo above is from 2011 and interview with longtime bartender, Rodney Williams, appears in our book "New York Nights".

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