When it finally stopped raining heavily this afternoon, I set out to do some Christmas shopping, which found me bound for a little shop down in TriBeCa that's usually a pretty safe bet. On the way, I passed by the lower end of 6th Avenue in Soho where the Moondance Diner used to stand. I'd previously posted about it's initial transformation here, but upon viewing its current incarnation, I figured an update of sorts was in order.
Incidentally, many are quick to cite The Moondance Diner as a prominently featured location in my favorite film, "After Hours," but that's actually incorrect. The diner Scorsese used in that film was actually the River Diner ... which was located nowhere near Soho, but rather in Hell's Kitchen, across from what is now the Javitz Center.
In any case, here are some pics.
The Moondance Diner on 6th Avenue, just south of Grand Street, 1998:
The former site of the Moondance Diner on 6th Avenue, just south of Grand Street, 2010. Oddly, the banner on the wall inexplicably reads: "Go Nowhere in Manhattan":
This show below is a fabulous picture, but I did not take it. This was probably taken in the late 80s or early 90's.
The view from roughly the same vantage point in 2010:
For more about the fate of the Moondance Diner, click right here.