While shuffling past a grand old brick factory building on Bridge and Front Streets in DUMBO, Brooklyn, I noticed scaffolding protecting the sidewalk, a sure sign of renovation.

I noted with dismay that the pair of hand-lettered signs on the corner saying STAR FASTENER DELIVERY etc. that had been there for decades had been blasted away as part of an overall repointing of the exterior. In a neighborhood where one owner recently repainted the words THOMSON METER CO. WATER METERS on a nearby building, even though the manufacture of water meters had long ago ceased in the building, as an ironic counterpoint to the building’s recasting in residential units, you might think the old signs would have been preserved, but different strokes, etc.

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One Response to DUMBO SIGN

  1. Patrick Sweeney says:

    That rounded “W” bottom on “Water” is simply awesome.

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