“Economy Foam” Sign Comes Down From 175 East Houston

175 East Houston St., last night.

175 East Houston St., last night.

Last night at 175 East Houston St., another piece of the Lower East Side’s past was torn down to make way for a shiny new storefront.  In the days ahead, a round-the-clock restaurant called Preserve 24 will be opening in a large space with entrances on both Allen and East Houston streets.  One of the last tasks at hand was to remove the iconic “Economy Foam” sign that had been affixed to the tenement building for so many years.