13 March 2012

A Good Sign: Gray's Papaya (86th Street)

Of all the hot dog and papaya joints in town, I think Papaya King at 86th and Third has the more beautiful neon signage. The specificity of the language, and wackiness of the messages ("king of all drinks," indeed!), puts it over the top. Sad to think the stand once had plenty of competition in terms of gaudy corner wattage.

I love the set-up and the many open doors. Looking inside, I thought I saw Sidney Falco grabbing a quick dinner.


Ken Mac said...

They kept the sign, but renovated the doors. I preferred the older storefront though you gotta be thankful for small mercies these days.

Ken Mac said...

god I hate the new "not a robot" verification