Posts Tagged ‘Deli signs’

Store signs that point the way

April 29, 2009

An arrow directing passersby to exactly where to enter a store or business is always a nice touch on a sign, especially if it’s got colorful light bulbs illuminating the way.

The C.O. Bigelow sign, on Sixth Avenue in the Village, is a perfect example:


Hot sandwich. Cold beer. Enter here. This one is on First Avenue in the 100s:


Would the patrons of this Harlem bathhouse not know where to go without the arrow pointing the way? And is a men-only bathhouse legal?


Three ways to say Deli in New York

December 11, 2008

Delicatessen signs are all over the city, some more distinctive that others. This mosiac storefront in Greenpoint has a medieval kind of touch:


I don’t know how long this vertical sign has been affixed to this Jane Street building, but the store below it hasn’t been a deli for years.












A Harlem neighborhood deli sign that has seen better days. Why Golden Gate?