Signs (and Scenes) of New York

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New York is perhaps the only city I’ve visited where I’m too overwhelmed to take many photos; whenever there, I’m never bored, walking from one neighborhood to the next, taking in all the shopfronts and people. This time, I attempted to document where I was when I could, and ended up with an abundance of notable signs. Above, University Chemists on (natch) Unversity Place near (natch, again) NYU.

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Down the block from University Chemists: a pizzeria’s temporary sign on scaffolding. I wish they had a sister place named “Edina’s”.

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Around the corner: a Condo complex whose curious name’s origin is not to be found on the Internet (although it looks like a swanky place on the inside).

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Pop-tastic front for Metropolitan Lumber and Hardware on Spring Street, Soho.

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Also in Soho: one of NYC’s approx. 100,000 suggestively-named businesses.

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A brief trip over to Brooklyn Botanical Garden (more of which I’m saving for another post). I prefer to call this one “Fern, Interrupted” because I am a very silly person.

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Over to the Upper West Side. I keep meaning to start a collection of vintage signage that’s still around Boston; I’ll bet I would have an easier time doing so in NYC.

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And, across Central Park to the Upper East Side, where the signage spans from the 1950s…

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…to the 1980s and beyond. Eat Here Now (not to mention old school steak joint Donohue’s) must be doing something right to stay in business for so long.

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Around the corner, something I’ve included if only for the comically exaggerated stance of the tie-wearing gentleman in the center. Ah, New York…

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