Do you remember getting smacked out of your mind at Mars Bar back in the 1990s? You don't (or would rather not)? Well then there's good news! All of those horrible, spotty memories of vomiting in one of New York's most notorious bathrooms have almost been completely erased, courtesy of TD Bank.
The constant face lift New York City experiences every day is beautifully captured by the transformation of the once infamous bar on E. 1st St. It was part drug den, part local legend and all rock and roll. I was told no one walked into Mars Bar and left without contracting a disease. I went in once before it closed down, but didn't have the courage to sit anywhere or touch anything.
But that was then!
Soon it will be a bank where patrons can withdrawal nice, crispy bills.