As of today, Ruby's Bar and Grill is still in negotiations for a new lease, so we don't know if they'll be back next season or if this last Sunday was really, truly, the last day. Assuming it was, I went out to the boardwalk to bid farewell and to soak up everything I want to remember.
After a freak October snowstorm the previous day, Sunday was clear and sunny - perfect for sitting outside.
Inside, patrons watched some football...
Others played pinball...
While out front, a mysterious sea creature made an appearance...
What ever it is, I love it.
Meanwhile, the famous photographs came down from the walls...
And some parts of the room were already stripped bare.
Here's to a true Brooklyn/New York/American treasure.
You can see more photos of Ruby's here.
Jeremiah's Vanishing New York
Amusing the Zillion
One More Folded Sunset
Marty After Dark