Hinsch’s in Bay Ridge Loses Iconic Neon Signage

Eat at Mike's.
Eat at Mike's. Photo: emilydickinsonridesabmx's flickr

The new owner of the old-school Brooklyn luncheonette, which was once famous for its egg creams, says its ancient neon marquee was damaged too extensively during a recent cleaning that it “posed a public hazard” and had to be replaced. Mike Moudatsos, who’s added his name to the new signage to make it “Mike’s Hinsch’s,” tells the Home Reporter that despite the face-lift, he wants to keep everything going the same way it has for the last 65 years, and starting in August he plans to be open 24 hours a day. “I’m just grateful that the doors didn’t close and that it didn’t become a 99 cent store,” a local tells the paper. [Bay Ridge Odyssey, Home Reporter, Earlier]