Spotting one of these falling-apart signs is like entering a time warp. Few are left, and the ones that remain likely won’t be around much longer.
Park Luncheonette, at 334 Driggs Avenue on the Williamsburg-Greenpoint border, was a real soda fountain serving diner grub since the 1930s.
After a cameo in The Departed and then an upgrade in the mid-2000s, it closed a few years ago.
I’m not sure how long the Cup & Saucer has been satisfying greasy spoon cravings at the corner of Canal and Eldridge Streets.
But the to-the-point sign has got to be from the 1970s at least.
Tom’s Restaurant, at Sterling Place and Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights, has been going strong since the 1936.