From the Daily News:
The Cheyenne Diner's famed neon sign was lifted onto a flatbed truck on Sunday - its first step in a cross-country trek toward Alabama.
Neighbors and tourists gathered at the corner of 33rd St. and Ninth Ave. to watch as the once-glowing beacon was unbolted from the iconic Manhattan diner. The sign will be stored in a Brooklyn warehouse before it - and the oft-photographed railroad-car style diner it adorned - head south to Birmingham.
"Sorry to see it go. I just wanted to say goodbye," said Andrea Kleiman, 43, a Manhattan dog-walker.
A nine-story condo is slated to go up on the site.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Cheyenne slowly makes its way to Alabama
Posted by Queens Crapper at 12:17 AM
Labels: Cheyenne Diner
Bye bye diner with character.
Just what Manhattan needs!More condos and yuppie baby clothing stores.
Another "success" story!
A familiar landmark (small "l")
is removed from NYC.
Out of sight... out of mind.
Alabama benefits...not us!
Let the "preservation" community begin the celebration!
Pass the whine & cheese
(Merlot and Limburger).
Pardon me while I fart with enthusiastic glee!
It may be small in size, but big in our hearts. We wish the new owners luck. NYC was slow in keeping it local.
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