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Thursday, November 29, 2012

In Neon, on Seventh Avenue

Oyster Bar, nyc
Photo by myself around 54th Street and Seventh Avenue.

The old-timey neon sign of an oyster restaurant beckoned from across the street. A place called The Famous Oyster Bar first opened in 1959, and looks as if it hasn't changed.

As always, please research restaurants before attending. This restaurant has mixed reviews.

By the way, Wednesday night the Powerball jackpot reached $550 million dollars. Woohoo.

People were lining up on the sidewalks to purchase tickets from convenience stores (!). People in 44 states participated in the drawing, which took place at 10:59 EST.

I didn't buy a Powerball ticket, did you?

Related posts: Twinkly Lights, at the Breslin, Neon Storefronts, Midtown, and From the Corner Deli, in Soho.


biebkriebels said...

I remember Amsterdam had an oysterbar as well, a popular name.

Luis Gomez said...

I have been there a couple of times. Always a great meal, but I do know they have mixed reviews. Great shot.

Terry at Blue Kitchen said...

Beautiful photo, Kitty. The problem with cool looking old places like this is that they either can't or won't change with changing food trends and tastes. For a very few of them, clinging to old ways works beautifully--for most, not. And yes, I bought a couple of Powerball tickets--a cheap way to dream big.

RedPat said...

Love the old neon!
I had my 1,000th post today and I always remember that you were the first person who wasn't one of my friends who commented on my blog and I was totally thrilled!

dianasfaria.com said...

I love old signs like this.
I had oysters at The Mermaid Inn on the upper west side recently - they are known for their very fresh oysters. I think they have one in the east village too.
& yes I have no idea why, but I did get a ticket. sadly I was not a winner.

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Rose ~ from Oz said...

Long live the neon sign - and that photo is so New York!