Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Breaking: IHOP sign going up on East 14th Street


Between Second Avenue and Third Avenue aka — Pancake Place.

Previously.

[Photo via Jennifer at Xoom]

10 comments:

Marty Wombacher said...

Now that's an offensive sign! I'm already imagining the crowd in IHOP on their iPhones staring at iPads and listening to their iPods. I-yi-yi!

Lux Living said...

I already feel bad for the waitresses of this forthcoming frat hole. If Lisa Ling wants to see real exploited and abused women, put down the sexy Taiwanese babies for a minute and visit an IHOP, any IHOP.

The waitresses will make $3 an hour on the books and their tips will consists of a few dimes left by the college kids who will hog their tables and torment them into the wee hours of the night trying to chew away the forthcoming hangover.

IHOP is slave labor.

Ken Mac said...

so this is a bad thing?

EV Grieve said...

Hi Ken.

Depends on who you ask!

Anonymous said...

I grew up eating their pancakes and have to admit I am excited to have one in the neighborhood. I am happy for anything that isn't a bar.

Call said...

It's bad if you live in the building, especially the first few floors above it. The smell of grease and bacon all day and night in every corner and fabric of your home is nightmarish.

Anonymous said...

well, only if you live in a dirty broken old tenement. modern apartment buildings have duct work to convey fumes and smells up to the roof.

Kurt said...

@Lux Living - How is what you described any different from any other server job in this neighborhood?

Shawn Chittle said...

There goes HopStop's NYC SEO right out the window...

Luce said...

The venting equipment IS on a roof, but the roof is the second floor of the building. The whole back section of several buildings is doomed to get fumes and noise. Nobody is happy about this who faces the back.