The old tattered graffiti wall at the new site of 211 Elizabeth Street sitting across the street from Cafe Habana on Price (+ Elizabeth).  I remember the old La Rosa & Son Bread company which was still making bread to a certain point.  Classic.  And, the old, dirty Bodega which only sold the Daily News and not the Post and having to settle in before the crowds hit the brunch scene although not as CLOSE to what it looks like now.  Now the slick designed building which houses the Piano Man is high rent style, ditto their tenants like Vince (soon to tap itself out like James Perse).

Clean. Clean. Clean.

(1: Kate Donnelly 2: 211 Elizabeth Street site)