On December 2nd, 2014— the Subway Inn will close at its current location on 60th and Lexington Ave. to begin its relocation and REPLICATION (EXACTLY AS IT IS NOW) less than 2 blocks away on the same side of the street —at 60th and Second Avenue. Our move and REPLICATION is expected to take approximately 10 weeks to complete.
(via Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York: Subway Inn on the Move)
I’m quite interested in the stated determination to “replicate” this bar “exactly as it is now,” a couple of blocks away. For some New York-based journalist, that could be an interesting thing to report/write about. Apart from how well they do in the replication effort, what exactly does even the faithful copy of the original in a new place really mean?
Can any place be truly replicated?