JC / Railbird


Almost 10 months after NYC OTB closed its doors for good, the New York Times visits the defunct betting parlors, finding most remain empty and unmourned by neighbors. (“Thank God they’re gone,” says one.) There’s a slideshow, unlikely to induce nostalgia (even in me, quoted as an occasional former patron, pro-OTB community), except possibly for retro signage.

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[…] closed down after long-term bankruptcy last year. As Jessica Chapel (who was quoted in the article) says at Railbird, the pictures are unlikely to inspire […]

Posted by Nobody Misses the OTB | Retired Racehorse on August 29, 2011 @ 1:10 pm