I guess, with Manny's Music Shop having closed in June, building owner and onetime competitor Sam Ash wouldn't leave its big sign up there forever. Still, it was a shock to see this big red stripe against the sky on W. 48th Street the other night. Not exactly what I'd call in good taste. Other the other had, you can see it a mile away!
Inside, all the old photographs of famous Manny's patrons are gone and the walls and floors have been scrubbed to an antiseptic sheen. The only evidence this was Manny's in the store's name embedded into the sidewalk just outside the door. Music Row is truly Sam Ash Row now.