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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