Sign Language

Sign Language: Ray at Municpal Parking

Last modified July 19, 2009 at 12:44 am

Was this the handiwork of someone named Ray, or just a rhyming enthusiast? Spotted at the Municipal Parking lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets.

Sign Language: Neighborhood Ghosts

Posted April 22, 2009 at 8:24 am

How do you think the area’s ghosts feel about the current state of the neighborhood? What are they saying to each other? As seen on Orchard Street, just north of Grand.

Sign Language: Bilingual on East Broadway

Posted April 10, 2009 at 8:29 am

This row of buildings at the corner of East Broadway and Pike is covered with an unusual number of signs. Most are bilingual – English and Chinese – and of different colors, shapes, and sizes. It’s yet another valuable contribution to the unique character of Chinatown. Related Reading:Sign Language Series [Bowery Boogie]

Sign Language: Uncovered on Houston

Posted March 31, 2009 at 8:23 am

The north-facing facade of Dos Caminos on W. Houston is usually sponsored by some liquor company. Turnover rate for ads on this space is actually quite surprising, averaging about once a month. However, all yesterday, the original brickwork was exposed and remained bare long enough to reveal its true identity. Unfortunately, its fading signage is […]

Sign Language: Unintentional

Posted February 23, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Over the weekend I was walking in the Two Bridges neighborhood when some unfortunate store signage triggered the immature third-grader in me. Yes, it’s sad, but I couldn’t help but giggle.

Sign Language: Laughing at Apollo Braun

Last modified June 19, 2011 at 7:02 pm

It’s amazing how any businesses within the vicinity of the “Hell Building” and Thompson LES actually survive. The damage at the northern terminus of Orchard Street is nearly irreparable. Not even the trendy boutique Apollo Braun could survive, having shuttered almost two weeks ago. But, as evidenced by the storefront signage, someone is basking in […]

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Sign Language: Don’t Mess with Management

Posted January 21, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Despite a “warning” from management, someone still felt the need to impale an empty pack of smokes on this fence at 167 Allen. That’s so punk rock.


Sign Language: Blinded by the Light

Posted January 16, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Now that their ginormous billboard is operational, Playstation is bringing Times Square back to NoHo. The seizure-inducing light emanating from the six-story installation will undoubtedly draw ire from future tenants across the way at SHoP’s 290 Mulberry. Related Reading:End of an Era [Curbed]