Addresses carved into East Village corners

Tenements on street corners all over New York City have the cross streets carved into the facade.

But it seems like the East Village, particularly First and Second Avenues, has more of these carvings than any other neighborhood. 

I love the typeface of the one above, on Seventh and Second.

First and Ninth is ex-elementary school, now performance space P.S. 122.

Second Avenue and Sixth Street: a solid block featuring the century-old Block’s Drugstore.

The East Village may be filled with these address carvings. But I still think the loveliest one in all of New York is this, in Tribeca.

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5 Responses to “Addresses carved into East Village corners”

  1. Andrew Porter Says:

    This is common in England, where there are often no street signs, and you also find it in older neighborhoods such as Brooklyn Heights, at the north end of the neighborhood.

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  5. Rene Mack Says:

    There are carved street signs on York Avenue and 77th Street. On PS 158. York Avenue was then Avenue A ( a continutation of it. It was named York Avenue after Sgt. York after WWI

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