A tipster submitted a shot of the newsish hand-painted sign at Mars Bar to Curbed last evening...Noticed it myself on the way to Extra Place and snapped a few photos...Wasn't sure what to make of it, either...
These days, I can't help but get a bad feeling...Still, I think it's open to interpretation...as in, after you've been to the Mars Bar, what else compares? Or something.
For further reading:
Mars Bar (Jeremiah's Vanishing NY)
Old bars meet luxe condos (Village Voice)