Let the Subway Inn’s neon sign inspire you

We’re in a challenging moment in New York history; how things will unfold in the coming weeks is uncertain.

So take a moment to behold the strange allure of the gorgeous neon sign outside the Subway Inn, at Second Avenue and 60th Street since 2014, and allow yourself a moment to feel inspired.

Yep, it’s the same sign the Subway Inn had when this old-school dive was located a few blocks west on 60th Street near Lexington, a site the bar had occupied since 1937. Here’s a flashback photo from 2012.

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9 Responses to “Let the Subway Inn’s neon sign inspire you”

  1. Penelope Bianchi Says:

    Your column is my favorite thing about New York! I lived there only one year in 1969-70; but there were many things I loved about it….and thanks to you…..I see so many more things I love!!

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  3. alaspooryorick Says:

    You never fail to brighten (pun intended) my day.

  4. ephemeralnewyork Says:

    Thank you both! Too bad as of Tuesday morning, no one will be able to get inside the Subway Inn. But it’s inspiring to look at!

  5. Bill Wolfe Says:

    Gorgeous sign! Good luck to Gotham.

  6. Jennifer Metz Says:

    So happy they preserved it!

  7. Penelope Bianchi Says:

    I absolutely love this! Every single one!!!

  8. Ben Jones Says:

    Yep, I was a union carpenter working in the area in the 1980s and stop there for many a “pop” after work.
    Don’t forget the Blarney Stone and McAnn’s.. you could get lunch, a cold beer, they’d cash your paycheck and… maybe play a pony in the back 😀
    Love this site btw… What’s happened to Our City?!!

  9. Lady G. Says:

    I vote that all NYC Storefronts, at least the Restaurants and diners, have retro neon signs. How fun would that be? I love this!

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