Each year brings with it the clearing away of old favorites in NYC to make room for the new.
The year 2015 was no different, as beloved dive bars closed down, late night hosts signed off for a new generation and the iconic television show that captured the city, “Mad Men,” faded to an inspiring Coke commercial.
Jeremiah Moss, the creator of the blog Vanishing New York, says it’s especially important to record the disappearance of local shops.
“It’s important that we pay attention to these annual vanishings, because the vast majority of them, year after year, are due to huge rent hikes and there’s nothing protecting small businesses from this kind of eviction,” he said in an email.
Read on for what we’ll miss as 2016 begins.