Idling in Ridgewood the other day, I spotted this truly ancient painted ad on Seneca Avenue between Stanhope and Himrod. Other bits of the ad are visible but have mostly weathered away, leaving only the words “Men’s Clothes” visible. I make this ad to date from about 1880-1910, judging from the font.
We are just one block from the undefended Brooklyn-Queens border at this point, one block into Queens, though the two boroughs are nearly indistinguishable, as western Ridgewood uses the same Brooklyn-style (i.e., no hyphens) style used on the Brooklyn side, which is in Bushwick.
Yes, I make the Bushwick-Ridgewood border exactly the same as the Brooklyn-Queens border. I know you disagree. Fire away in Comments!