Per the street art here...
"This used to be Love Saves the Day. I used to come in as a kid and get sparklers and sneak peaks at the vintage Playboys."
The East Village Love Saves the Day closed on Jan. 18, 2009. Word was their rent tripled.New Hope, Pa.
The deadly Second Avenue gas explosion in March 2015 destroyed three buildings here, including the space (119 Second Ave.) that housed the shop for 43 years.