PAINTED AD, Upper East Side

by Kevin Walsh

Are painted ads on the sides of buildings coming back? Perhaps, but based on this one at Lexington Avenue and East 83rd Street, maybe some instruction on technique is necessary.



Tal Barzilai March 7, 2014 - 9:17 pm

It seems like whoever did that ad didn’t do a good job with the upper case N on either of them.

Alan Gregg Cohen March 7, 2014 - 9:26 pm

I don’t know how old the sign is given its quite weathered condition. However, I am rather surprised at the poor quality of the sign, in that it is on the side of a building on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, one of the most affluent neighborhoods in New York City.

Dave Melzer March 8, 2014 - 7:14 am

Looks like they definitely used non union labor on this one.

Nirmal March 8, 2014 - 1:08 pm

it *almost* looks like a joke. it’s scarier that it probably isn’t. notice, interestingly, thta the apartments for rent, phone number, and no fee parts are so slapdashedly done. yet the company name looks very professional. it makes me wonder if the townhouse management part wasn’t pre-existing, and that the rest was quickly added by some amateur for some reason (maybe it’s advertising one of those rooms for rent fly-by-night places you see up in harlem and bronx?! i don’t know, as i didn’t google search the phone number.)

Mike in FLA via BKLYN March 9, 2014 - 12:50 pm

It must be that new type style “Ransom Note”.
I can’t even give that an e for effort. Surprised it was up there for even 1 day.
Semi-retired printer.

Al Tz March 10, 2014 - 6:56 am

Some say “all publicity is good”

Maybe the sign’s point is to catch your eye. Done properly, it may not be noticed or remembered. How often do you see a misspelled word and remember that better than all the other things you see daily?

FNY Fan Skip March 15, 2014 - 11:06 am

Any pub is good pub.

And, at least they’re trying, and they got free views from FNY! 🙂


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