My Saddest Day as a New Yorker. Grays Papaya in the Village is no more . . .

January 8, 2014

Truly a sad, sad day. The cultural and gastronomical landmark Gray’s Papaya in the Village is no more.

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  • No more of my favorite guilty pleasure.
  • No more burning the roof of your mouth with steaming hot doggy wonderfulness, only to cool it seconds later with the cool sweet rush of yummy papaya juice from a plain styrofoam cup.
  • No more “snappy” service.
  • No more feeling superior to tourists who don’t know how to order.
  • No more positioning yourself at just the right angle so as to have your own private counter space no matter how crowded.
  • No more catching the flipped nickel from the cashier after getting the “Recession Special” and paying with a five.
  • No more scowling at the horrid people who put ketchup on a hot dog.
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    Go on my old friend! Viva Gray’s Papaya! You will live forever in our hearts . . .

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