Sunday, May 29, 2016
So long to the Yaffa Cafe mural
Earlier today, a worker painted over the Yaffa Cafe mural on St. Mark's Place between Avenue A and First Avenue, as this photo by Allen Semanco shows.
Not really a surprise. The cafe closed for good after 31 years in September 2014, as we first reported.
The mural went up in 1993. It was a portrait of Lika Ramati, the former co-owner of Yaffa Cafe. The New York Times has more about the history of the mural in this article from 1999.
Here are two more photos via EVG reader Nick Monteleone ...
The owners of St. Dymphna's down the block are reportedly opening a Portuguese restaurant called Taberna in this space.