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    8 Reasons To Miss Gray's Papaya In The West Village

    After 28 years, Gray's Papaya has closed and Greenwich Village will never be the same. If you've been a New Yorker at any point in the past few decades, here are some things you'll miss.

    1. The Recession Special.

    2. They sold the same delicious Sabrett hot dogs for much less than those street carts did.

    3. Never ordering the Papaya drink.

    4. Not being charged extra for toppings.

    5. It was open 24 hours a day.

    6. Cheap 24 hour pizza doesn't compare

    7. The glass wall of shame.

    8. The smell was enough to convert a vegetarian!