The old-school store signs of Washington Heights

Fans of store signage dating back generations should take a stroll along upper Broadway between 168th and 181st Streets.


Here remain some vintage signs—like this classic Cafe/Bar sign for Reynold’s, an Irish workingman’s bar that opened 50 years ago and closed its doors for good in March.

DNAinfo has a terrific story about the backstory of Reynold’s and the bar’s closing.


The colorful sign for Victor’s Bicycle makes the place look like a party store. If only it wasn’t partly obscured by scaffolding.


Discount Wines and Liquors says it all: cheap booze in a gritty New York shop with display windows that haven’t been cleaned off in years.

Check out more vintage store signs, this time in Brooklyn.

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One Response to “The old-school store signs of Washington Heights”

  1. Kenny Says: for old storefronts and signage…..

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