Just two months ago I was suggesting to regulars of the currently defunct Holland Bar that they visit the East Village's Holiday Inn for their dive needs.
Now JVNY published the disturbing news that Holiday has been closed for a number of days, and that the old owner Stephan Lutek is in the hospital. Still too early to say if the joint is gone for good. I would have to think it was. It's dive-ishness was so genuine and unposed.