Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Roy in the morning



Goggla has the sad news that Roy passed away two weeks ago after a short illness.

For years Roy opened up the Mars Bar in the morning. He refilled the liquor bottles and what not to prepare the bar for a new day. His eyesight was bad, which may be why the gin could have tasted like vodka that one time, and vice versa.

I don't know much about Roy. I understand that he used to be a desk clerk at the St. Mark's Hotel, where he continued to live.

Seeing Roy outside the Mars Bar every morning -- reading the paper, doing the crossword puzzle -- inspired Goggla to start her photo site, The Gog Log. She writes: "I took it for granted that he'd be there every morning, thinking as long as Mars Bar stood, he'd be there, too."

For more photos of Roy, visit The Gog Log.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's very sad. Goggla's chronicle is touching and bittersweet. May Roy rest in peace.

Goggla said...

Thanks for spreading the word about Roy. I think a lot of people saw him regularly without knowing him and that's something I regret. He was very much part of my NYC, which is so sadly and dramatically disappearing.

Marty Wombacher said...

Rest in peace, Roy and long live the Mars Bar!