The city’s kitschy, most colorful store signs

Blue, yellow, red, green: these vintage signs, from the 1960s and 1970s and still going strong (if a little worn), explode with color.

Has anyone gone to Canal Rubber, off Greene Street, to see if the promise on their sign is true? Just wondering.

Pete’s Pizza and its wonderful sign are on Avenue M in Brooklyn. I love the way each e in Pete’s is a little off-center.

Wakefield Paint and Wallpaper has a lovely carousel going on their sign. It’s at the end of the 2 and 5 line in the Bronx.

Bermudez Bakery is in East Harlem. The color scheme is a little too bright for my taste, but “dulces” sounds good.

“The Killarney Rose opened its doors over 43 years ago, making it one of the longest standing downtown local bar,” the website tells us. Looks like an old-school place to get a drink on Pearl Street.

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5 Responses to “The city’s kitschy, most colorful store signs”

  1. benbinbenben Says:

    i used to love canal rubber.

  2. ElizabethWolf Says:

    I’ve bought my yoga mats at Canal Rubber for the last 10 years. $16 each.

  3. Big Sis Says:

    Pete’s Pizza, a perennial fave of Edward R Murrow HS students. Actually it’s not that great, just okay.

  4. wildnewyork Says:

    Ah, so that’s what keeps them in business!

  5. Jerry (@Bklyn_City) Says:

    I go the K&R pub during football Sundays, never that crowded on weekends which is a plus. Nothing super special but it does have a long bar.

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