The Stationery Sign on Broadway
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You’ve probably seen this sign a million times. It’s on Broadway, just north of Canal Street, and I always assumed there was a stationery store keeping it around for nostalgia value. Except…there is no stationery store.
I looked a little closer when I took this picture though, and couldn’t find anything it would apply to. So what gives? Is this a left over from a store that’s no longer there? Is the building keeping it around to make it a bit more interesting (which SNY fully approves of)? Anyone know?
Michael Minn identifies this on his awesome site as a ghost sign, a sign for an establishment that no longer exists. I think we’re going to start using that term.
PS – Yes, this picture was taken back in the days when snow was a threat, and is posted as a reminder to enjoy the 55° we’re supposed to hit today.
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