New York has thousands of corner delis and bodegas. But how many sport one of these vintage soda-themed store signs?
York Deli on York Avenue and 79th Street is one of the last. Worn and grimy, it’s not the prettiest sign in Yorkville. But it sure has authenticity. (Still, this is 2016, and the deli also has a four-star Yelp page.)
Technically these signs with soda or ice cream logos are called “privilege signs,” promotional signs paid for by food corporations for small groceries, lunch places, and delis.
They used to be on just about every city block. Now, handfuls remain.
[Second photo: Yelp]