More signs that have seen better days

Three stylistically different store signs in three separate neighborhoods—each one a case of benign neglect . . . not a bad thing.

I love the typeface used in Casa Latina. It’s a record store on East 116th Street, a main drag in East Harlem.

Stationery, cigars, candy, toys . . . pretty much everything a tiny neighborhood store needs. This one is located on a little commercial strip on 187th Street in Washington Heights.

Ideal Hosiery, one of the last vestiges of Grand Street’s Hosiery Row and an iconic sign on the Lower East Side.

It dates to 1950. I think the sign must too!

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2 Responses to “More signs that have seen better days”

  1. DrunkBrunch Says:

    This weekend, I spotted a fantastic old sign for a luncheonette on Eldridge south of Delancey.

  2. chas1133 Says:

    The “Stationary and Cigars” sign was pretty standard for signage of a certain period that is unlknown to me. My grandparents owned a candy store in Bensonhurst (Molly & Jack’s) on 18th Ave for 50 yrs and had the same type of lettering on their sign.

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