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The Shutter

papayadog.JPGThe Papaya Dog on Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village, along with its neighbors Fantasy Tattoo, Fantasy Parties, and Crazy Fantasies, has been bought by a developer, and will soon be replaced with something "more mainstream." Jeremiah Moss laments the loss of the "seedy carnival" of Sixth, which for so long "has harbored a little piece of old Times Square, hearkening back to a delightfully crummy cacophony of sex shops, tattoo parlors, and hot dog stands." [JVNY]