Faded street signage of an older Manhattan

On a rundown tenement in Harlem, this street address affixed to the building as kind of a scroll is a bit of random loveliness and a reminder of a more fanciful city.

The other corner should have one that says “Fourth Avenue,” the old name for Park Avenue, where this residence is located.

It’s awfully hard to see this faded cross street carving, found on the Soho-Tribeca border. Look closely and you can make out “Greenwich S.” and “Spring S.”

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One Response to “Faded street signage of an older Manhattan”

  1. Jan Anderson Says:

    I enjoy your blog.

    Zooming in on the second photograph it looks like “GREENWICH ST” and “SPRING ST” with the bottom of the Ts being the darkest since that is where dirt would be stuck over the decades.

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