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Classic Sign at Moishe's Bake Shop Comes Down, But Only for Repairs

Despite a real estate listing for the bakery from last summer, the team says they are staying open.


The familiar yellow cursive sign above Moishe's, an old school Jewish bakery on 2nd Avenue, came down over the weekend. At first, some feared that it might be gone for good, or worse, might signal the end of the ancient standby. But the bakery is open this morning, and a staffer says the sign is just being repaired.

A recent complaint filed with the Department of Buildings led to an Environmental Control Board violation for "failure to maintain front facade," reports EV Grieve. The exterior of Moishe's hasn't been kept up in recent years, there's graffiti all over the storefront and windows. A real estate listing for the space was posted last summer, but there's been no talk of a shutter since, and, while the 2nd Avenue explosion impacted many businesses, Moishe's reopened relatively quickly.

Moishe's Bake Shop

115 2nd Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10003 (212) 505-8555