A vintage ad towers over West 51st Street

Gre-Solvent was a hand cleaner that promised to wash away serious industrial-strength gunk and grime. This 3-story faded ad on Ninth Avenue and 51st Street looks like it could date back to the 1930s. It’s remarkably well-preserved.

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This corner of Hell’s Kitchen seems a bit off the beaten path for such a large ad. It must have been aimed at workers and residents who toiled away at the factories and light manufacturing companies that once flourished in the neighborhood.

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One Response to “A vintage ad towers over West 51st Street”

  1. Tony Cammarata Says:

    This picture was in a scene from “family business,” at the beginning credits.
    With Dustin Hoffman and sean Connery.

    Took place in 1989…

    good to know it still there. .at least I hope so.

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