Hey New York, gimme a sign!

Deciphering faded ads painted on buildings long ago is one of the city’s little pleasures. Here are three ghostly glimpses of New York’s recent past.

On Richards Street in Red Hook is this sign for the Kranich Soap Company. I couldn’t find anything on the history of the place. 

From the East 90s in Manhattan is this ad for a laundry company. “Best launderers in the…” It’s a mystery.

On Manhattan’s West Street off Leroy is this old hotel sign. Can’t make out the name but it was on 57th Street and boasted of having 1200 rooms.

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