Ghost Sign

Duane Reade Makeover on Delancey Street Uncovers Old ‘Bunnies’ Ghost Signage

Posted November 8, 2016 at 9:29 am

Duane Reade’s long-running Delancey Street outpost is undergoing a slight brand tweak. Even though Walgreens purchased the pharmacy chain years ago, many of the locations (like 100 Delancey) remain without mention of its corporate parent. Until last week. That’s when the faded red-and-white banner on the four-story vertical housing was swapped for signage that reads, […]

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Katz’s Deli Ghost Signage Uncovered During Ben Shaoul Demolition

Last modified February 19, 2016 at 2:37 pm

Katz’s Deli is the proverbial last man standing on the block, but not for long. For Ben Shaoul, more dominoes needed to fall before his new Hell Square development rises to its twelve-floor zenith. The two remaining single-story structures (the old Lobster Joint and Tim Horton’s) were dismantled this week after months of stop-and-go debris removal, […]

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Cohen’s Optical Wooden Ghost Signage Uncovered on Orchard Street

Posted December 22, 2015 at 5:15 am

The endangered ghost signage peppering the Lower East Side with personality rarely disappoints. Our neighborhood history is simply too rich. Each subsequent archaeological discovery (nay, prize) shines a brighter light on bygone businesses nearly forgotten by the sands soot of time. Sometimes even the most insignificant event can trigger treasure. For instance, let’s have a […]

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Ratner’s Ghost Signage on Delancey is Gone; CityMD Urgent Care Coming Soon

Posted April 2, 2015 at 5:14 am

For one week, Lower East Siders had a helping of nostalgia thanks to some great ghost signage. Ratner’s made a brief return during the ongoing renovation work at 138 Delancey Street. Its classic cursive, sans red neons, was unveiled after workers removed the Sleepy’s Mattress fixture. But now the marquee is completely gone … and […]

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The Return of Ratner’s on Delancey Street

Last modified March 26, 2015 at 7:51 am

Well, sort of. Construction at the former Sleepy’s mattress center on Delancey Street uncovered some classic ghost signage. Of course, this location was previously the home of Ratner’s, the long-running kosher dairy restaurant that folded over a decade ago. Shadows of the once-illustrious red neon are now clearly visible, thanks to the removal of the […]

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Deposed Times Square Billboard Reveals Ancient Jerry Springer Ad

Posted October 3, 2013 at 10:03 am

Yesterday afternoon had us roaming the stem of Times Square, where we caught a bit of television nostalgia. The advertecture above the southeast corner of 45th and Broadway was stripped and currently displays a bygone billboard advert for the Jerry Springer Show. Any idea on its age? The Jerry Springer Show debuted exactly twenty-two years […]

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Joe’s Fabrics Sign Deposed Ahead of MOSCOT Move

Posted November 19, 2012 at 11:28 am

Late last week, the purplish Joe’s Fabrics awning was deposed after more than a decade in service.

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Adrienne’s Bridal Salon Moving to 134 Orchard

Posted September 20, 2012 at 6:48 am

Earlier this year, Alphabet City watering hole Keybar announced an application for liquor privileges at 134 Orchard Street, a store formerly occupied by Daniel’s Leather II.

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Former OTB at 105 Delancey Still for Rent

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

The long-vacant storefront just doesn’t seem to reel in any bites from prospective businesses.

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CornerGrocers Bodega Opening at 140 Orchard Street

Posted December 2, 2011 at 6:09 am

Lots of bodega news this week. Find out more on the latest Lower East Side entrant after the jump!

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