Hey, speaking of bitter and fruitless preservation battles, the above image may be blurry but the message is clear: the Playpen Theater has gone dark. The historic Eighth Avenue theater looks a lot different from our last destructoporn look, and really different from its porny heyday. Jeremiah's Vanishing New York posted the pic, and he's definitely teetering between depression and acceptance on the ol' Kubler-Ross scale: "There's a dumpster out back. It's nearly the end. I almost wish they would just hurry up and demolish the place so the pain will stop and the healing begin." R.I.P.
· Destructoporn: Playpen's Final Curtain Call [Curbed]
· Playpen Demolition Would Be Blight on Civilization [Curbed]
· Group Rallies to Spare Seedy Eighth Avenue Theater [Curbed]