East 70th Street’s pinkish neon coffee shop sign

In this photo, some of the letters look red, others are definitely pink.

No matter what colors the letters are, this gorgeous glowing sign for Neil’s Coffee Shop on 70th Street and Lexington Avenue is proof that New York bars and restaurants still feature the city’s iconic iridescent neon store signage.

Neil’s is an under-the-radar kind of place, opened in 1940. And happily, the inside decor and menu are as old-school New York diner as it gets.

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2 Responses to “East 70th Street’s pinkish neon coffee shop sign”

  1. ironrailsironweights Says:

    As far as I know, the extent to which a neon sign appears red or pink depends on the concentration of neon gas within the sign or letters. Higher concentrations = more pink.

  2. Michael Morris Says:

    Cup of coffee $.50 and all the refills you want? Ahh, once upon a time.

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