After an 88-year run in a townhouse on East 54th Street, Bill’s Gay Nineties closed in 2012.
The shuttering of the former speakeasy turned saloon and restaurant was a big loss for New Yorkers who love a time warp and a mahogany bar.
And luckily, the old wood telephone booth (with a phone with separate coin slots for quarters, dimes, and nickels!) off to the side of the front doors is still in place as well.
Sightings of wood phone booths are rare in Manhattan, so it’s a relief that this one wasn’t turned into a coat check or closet.
But why in the world does the staff keep one of those yellow wet-floor warning signs in there?