I thought that Joe Jr's was closing today. As you likely read (via Serious Eats, Eater, Grub Street, David Kamp or the Times), the iconic diner on Sixth Avenue at 12th Street was calling it a day. So I wanted to stop by one last time for a meal. Not to write about -- Jeremiah and Brooks both have eloquent posts on the topic.
Anyway, was too late. Joe's has already closed. (And the Joe Jr's on the corner of the sign is missing...)
There's a sign on the front window for people to leave messages...thanking Joe's for the memories, etc.
Meanwhile, the interior has already been pulled apart.
And the bat!
Back out front, a man remarked to his girlfriend: "All the great old places we like have been destroyed."