112th Street Area 2012/09/14 - Photo #7


The Bank Street Bookstore, southwest corner of 112th and Broadway, with Tom's Restaurant reflected in the window. This is the former site of Moon Palace, a cavernous Chinese restaurant of the old school with spacious booths and big tables instead of postage-stamp size tables crammed together in a tiny space, squeezed out by skyrocketing rents in 1991 after about 30 years on this corner, with its distinctive enormous vertical neon sign.