As you may have read at Jeremiah's Vanishing New York and Flaming Pablum, University Diner on University Place at East 12th Street shuttered after 60 years of continuous service. The diner closed yesterday for good at 4 p.m.
Eater noted that the landlord is seeking $40,000 a month in rent.
Regardless, some fed up neighbors are petitioning the landlord "to only consider renting to a similar diner/restaurant: One that is low-key (soft lighting), affordable, with the same welcoming, friendly feeling."
And "NO! to franchises, bank fronts, noisy bars, phone stores..."
[Thanks to EVG reader Scott for the photo]