NOTHING LEFT

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This awning sign on 86th Street near 5th Avenue is actually now one of the more venerable signs on the street, dating to 1981 or so. There was originally a plastic figure of a girl trying vainly to fit into her pants. It has gradually chipped off bit by bit over the years, so that only her legs remain.

4/2/13





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4 Responses to NOTHING LEFT

  1. Frank R says:

    This store must be right near Hinsch’s the icecream palor.

  2. Borscht Tide says:

    Refreshing to see an establishment actually using truth in advertising. More should follow suit – especially in Brighton Beach, for example – depicting its – ahem – “full figured” citizens desperately trying to stuff their rich abundance of cellulite into the tightest of leggings, made even worse from post-Sandy bloat. Yum!

  3. Steve F says:

    That store is next to the Century 21 department store where I worked part time as a stockboy from 1969 to 1972. I remember getting a 10 cent raise bringing by wage up to $1.70 an hour. I worked with a great bunch of people during that time.

  4. John says:

    I was about 11 years of age when that sign went up, and recall when it was new.

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