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Puffy's Tavern Won't Go Way of El Teddy's

A Curbed correspondent captures another sad moment in Tribeca earlier this week as the lot that once held El Teddy's, crown and all, is excavated. (As before, the fluorescent fire hydrant stands sentinel.) But, the Tribeca Trib brings good news from the hood: the new owner of legendary dive bar Puffy's Tavern says he's going to keep the place as-is, after a brief two-month closing to scrape off one of the many layers of grime.
· New Owner Vows Puffy's Won't Change [Tribeca Trib]
· The Remains of El Day [Curbed]