It's been more than two years since I checked in on the Sunview Luncheonette, the beautiful old Greenpoint diner that closed its doors in early 2008 after an inspection from the Department of Health made things too cost prohibitive for the old Greek woman who ran it to reopen. I wanted to see if it had been occupied, gutted or remained in a state of suspended animation.
The answer is the latter. No one's moved in, but someone's keeping the place up. The inside looks like it could survive a new DOH inspection.
Witness the low prices we've all been missing over the past four years. $2 for a ham and cheese. $1.25 for a cheeseburger. 50 cents for coffee.
The only possible change to the place is that constant exposure to the elements has turned this old Coke sign from red to rust brown.