More old phone exchanges hiding in plain sight

This chain link fence sign was spotted near Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village. The NI exchange is for a Brooklyn name: Nightingale.

MU is Murray Hill—which makes sense, since this plaque was found laying low on the side of a building in the East 40s.

There’s more than one in Manhattan; the Abramson Brothers have quite a hand in the real estate world.

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3 Responses to “More old phone exchanges hiding in plain sight”

  1. petey Says:

    mine was RE- for REgent (now 73-).
    i am surprised to see any left in public though. the top pic looks to be of a recent sign – a retro thing?

  2. wildnewyork Says:

    Maybe. If it is, I’m on board. I like the retro phone exchange look!

  3. A Little Italy sign reveals an old phone exchange | Ephemeral New York Says:

    […] they stand for something in the neighborhood, if not the neighborhood itself, such as MU for Murray Hill; RA for Ravenswood, once a separate Village in Queens but now absorbed by […]

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