I do appreciate my friends at Curbed warning me to avert my eyes from their pictorial coverage of the destruction of Gertel's Bakery. But, alas, by the time I read that line I had already seen the picture of the Lower East Side landmark's pummeled roof. It ain't pretty. But, just to show I can be a man about it, I reprint the photo here.
A warning to the people who choose to live in the eight-story condo building that will take the bakery's place: if you feel like you're being haunted every Friday night and if kosher wine bleeds from your walls during the High Holy Days, it's your own damn fault.