above: West 4 Street near 7th, Greenwich Village
Maniacally busy schedule this weekend. Finishing a chapter for another book, helping a friend pack for a move, leading a ForgottenTour. Too much for your rapidly aging webmaster. Time to relax and put together a page of mindless drivel.
“What’s the difference from any other week?” you ask. I am used to impertinence like this.
Gun Hill Road is in the Bronx but I found this on 20th Avenue in Astoria. FA for FAIRBANKS.
Next to the porno palace Fair Theater, Jackson Heights. HI for HICKORY.
Knickerbocker Avenue, Bushwick. Not only is the sign from the Fab Forties…but the dinettes are too!
Still Knickerbocker. Italian bakery and forgotten pawnbroker. Italian Forgotten Fans: “Dolceria” means what?
Many have said it’s approximately “sweet shop”
Harold’s, Avenue U and McDonald Avenue, Gravesend.
All above: Steinway Street, Astoria
Cinderella Florist, Avenue Z and Ocean Ave., Sheepshead Bay. It’s a cheap vinyl awning but Cinderella herself seems rendered with care. An older hand-lettered shoe repair sign is nearby.
More shoe repair, Edison Avenue, Pelham Bay Park.
Racetrack ahead, Linden Blvd., South Jamaica
Bassett Deli, Avenue Y, Sheepshead Bay. Nice hand rendering, especually the top hat B.
Grocery, 3rd Avenue, Gowanus; ca, 1950s though the Coca- Cola logo comes from the “adds life!” 1970s era that introduced the swoosh.
McLean Avenue, Woodlawn-Yonkers border. Is there a Salon for Ugly anywhere?
Flatbush Avenue between Avenue P and Quentin. ES for ESPLANADE.
Jo-Lene Dolls, Sheepshead Bay Road and East 13th Street
Albini Pharmacy, Adams and 4th Street, Hoboken NJ
Grumbacher Art Supplies, Josephine Uni-Sex, 5th and Washington, Hoboken NJ.
Johnny’s Prime Meats, near 3rd Street; L. Pini, Washington Street, Hoboken NJ.
Photographed in 2005 and 2006.
©2006 Midnight Fish