(Not As) Breaking: 42nd St. Papaya Dog Moves Across the Street

SHOCKER: 42nd Papaya Dog Closes!

It’s outside the Midtown Lunch boundaries, but the shockwaves from this will be felt through NYC. The Papaya Dog on 42nd Street and 9th Ave. has closed. While this isn’t as upsetting as the Papaya King on 14 St. being put up for sale (or anything happening to one of the beloved Gray’s Papaya locations) it kind of makes you wonder- if a recession friendly, popular hot dog place can’t make money behind Port Authority, where is it going to work?

Ironically enough, Oscar Meyer is handing out free hotdogs in Times Square today. What a world!

(Thanks to Janine from Life With Food and Drink for the tip.)

UPDATE: Just in from commenter “steve123″:

“Zach…you disapoint. Maybe you are tired, the kid keeping you up late at night. Your info is usually accurate. If you took 4 seconds and looked directly across the street, youd see that Papaya didnt close, they just moved to the opposite corner of the street where the dunkin donuts was.”

And that’s why this site would be nothing without tipsters! They send the misinformation… and also correct it! (What can I say, it’s been a long two days.)

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    zach…you disapoint. Maybe you are tired, the kid keeping you up late at night. Your info is usually accurate. If you took 4 seconds and looked directly across the street, youd see that Papaya didnt close, they just moved to the opposite corner of the street where the dunkin donuts was.

  • It’d be sad news to me if Gray’s closed down but it’s only a false alarm and for the king. Haha. I’d be more devastated if Gray’s didn’t have such a high recession special at 4.45. They spoiled us with their 2.75 special back in the day so I rather eat dolalr pizza these days. I hope 2 Bros keeps their special at 2.75 going.

  • New Gray’s across the street is already open for business. That was fast.

  • oops I meant Papaya’s

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