An old sign -- and a defiant doodle
Jeremiah over at Vanishing New York reported a few days back on the uncovering of an old sign for a Chinese restaurant where the great Latin place Sucelt held court from 1976 until Christmas Eve 2007. Our curiosity piqued, we stopped by to check it out, and it's indeed a true gem of a sign. (The words "Chinese Food" are mostly covered by the big metal roll-down door.)The circumstances under which it re-emerged are incredibly sad, of course, as this defiant marker doodle on the front door, underneath the "closed" sign, reminds us.
We wish they'd bring Sucelt back, too.
-- Rolando Pujol