Posts Tagged ‘B & H dairy’

Walter Matthau and Steinberg’s Dairy

August 11, 2008

B & H Dairy on Second Avenue and a handful of other dairy restaurants are still hanging on in Manhattan, but there used to be so many more—like Steinberg’s on 82nd and Broadway. This unassuming ad comes from a 1966 New Yorker:

Walter Matthau apparently was a fan of Steinberg’s. In a 1965 New York Times article about how New York–based actors were spending their summer, the author writes:

“Another recluse is Walter Matthau, who will divide his time between his apartment, his club, and Steinberg’s Dairy on Upper Broadway. Mr. Matthau [is] the only man in New York who speaks French to the waiters at Steinberg’s (‘Garcon, some chopped eggplant, s’il vous plait’).”

Vintage store signs that should be landmarked

June 20, 2008

Signs from the 1960s and 1970s are disappearing from New York City storefronts fast, mainly because so many mom and pop businesses themselves are biting the dust. It’s a shame, because they give city streets such a shot of color. Here’s a handful worth celebrating.

New Caporal is on Broadway and 156th. Gotta love that little yellow bird:

Ess-a-bagel, looking appetizing on the corner of 21st and First Avenue:

B & H, the one and only, on Second Avenue in the East Village:

And finally, this corner stationary store/drugstore in Long Island City: