03/11/2012 01:40 pm ET Updated May 11, 2012

Recap: Funeral Procession For Billy's Antiques On The Bowery (VIDEO)

Yesterday afternoon was the official sendoff for Billy’s Antiques after more than two decades at 76 East Houston. Real or symbolic, it was no doubt a funeral for the Bowery in every sense of the word. There was a modest gathering of bereaved in the remaining shell of a tent; former employees eulogized about their experiences; and pallbearers carried the coffin.