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What Is Happening to Gray's Papaya Right Now?!

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A reader sends in these deeply troubling photos of classic New York hot dog stand Gray's Papaya being disassembled, piece by piece. Our tipster notes: "Sad news as it appears the Gray's Papaya on Eighth Street and Sixth Avenue is dunzo. Walked by this afternoon and saw a demolition crew taking down the iconic neon sign and removing the fixtures inside."

An employee at the Upper West Side original confirmed that the Greenwich Village location had closed, although he was unsure if it was done for good, or just shuttered for a revamp. But it looks like this goose is cooked. Here are some more photos of the carnage:

This is a sad day for hot dog fans everywhere.

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Gray's Papaya

402 6th Ave., New York, NY