The sign behind the sign

New York is a city of layers, with the remnants of older store signs visible beneath the current one, like on Minetta Street, where The Fat Black Pussycat gave way to a modern Mexican restaurant called Panchito’s:

Stuyvesant Deli, on 14th Street in the East Village, has an old 70s-style sign, plus two newer ones:

On 125th Street, behind an ordinary nail salon, are the faded remains of a record/cassette shop. Looks like it says Spivey:

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