You heard the man... "OTB was a big part of the fabric of New York."
In December 2010, the NYC Off Track Betting service closed due to lack of profitability. For 39 years, New York's "salt-of-the-Earth" had a place they could truly call their own. To smoke, to curse, and to revel in the pageantry that is parimutuel betting on thoroughbred horse racing. Times most certainly change, but local color shall not fade.