19 March 2009

Death of a Tuxedo Joint

There used to be a tremendously old-looking tuxedo rental joint called Jack & Co. on the second floor on the southwest corner of E. 86th and Lexington. I never did find out much about it, but it looked Depression-era and I loved the old-style signage and advertising it pasted all over the second-floor windows and fire-escape.

I was sad to see yesterday that it had disappeared sometime during the past year. It's been replaced by a real estate outfit called Manhattan Connection. The windows have been scrubed clean.

I had taken some pictures of Jack's some time ago, but never posted them. Now, I can't find them. Sigh.

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