Neon Outage Puts Unfortunate ‘Ugh’ in Russ & Daughters

Posted March 16, 2017 at 5:16 am

It’s always fun to see what words are created when neon signs are on the fritz. Sorta like a game of hangman. Today brings an unfortunate outage to Lower East Side classic, Russ & Daughters. Most of the letters on the marquee are dark, except the ironic “UGH” (and “ZER”). A tad embarrassing. But it’s […]

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‘Breast’ Served Daily at Bond 45 in Times Square

Posted August 15, 2014 at 10:00 am

Start stacking those singles. In Times Square, a bit of seedy past has crept up. It would certainly appear as though the Bond 45 restaurant is now serving ample portions of “Breast” on the menu. Classic neon fail. The restaurant itself is nine years old, having taken retail real estate originally occupied by Bond Clothes […]

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Russ & Daughters Neon Lights Debut at Orchard Street Cafe Space

Posted April 17, 2014 at 6:07 am

Since it’s arguably the best neon sign around these parts, many in the neighborhood had been patiently awaiting the arrival of another Russ & Daughters sign to light up the Lower East Side. That moment arrived a couple days ago at 127 Orchard Street where the new sixty-five-seat cafe is slated to debut in the […]

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‘Famous Oyster Bar’ Neons Now Lighting Up Grey Lady on Allen and Delancey

Posted April 11, 2014 at 6:06 am

As expected, those bright red neons from the Famous Oyster Bar are now a Lower East Side fixture. The illuminated signage was installed on the corner marquee of Grey Lady yesterday afternoon. DOB permits for the exterior appendage are taped to the windows of 77 Delancey for good measure. Grey Lady co-owner Ryan Chadwick purchased […]

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Pulino’s Neon Signage Finally Deposed from the Bowery

Posted March 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

It’s official. Pulino’s Bar and Pizzeria no longer has any claim to the northwest corner of Bowery and East Houston. The red neon signage was pried from the brick facade yesterday afternoon. A Boogie reader happened upon the de-throning, and sent in the lead photo. What remains is the faded masonry and plywood shed. The […]

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‘Famous Oyster Bar’ Neons Will Soon Grace the Outside of Grey Lady

Posted March 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

Fifty-five years of serving seafood to midtowners concluded at the end of January when Famous Oyster Bar shuttered. The restaurant first opened in 1959, and was run by the same Greek family until owner Angelo Agmonostopoulo died in 2010. Partner Ajit Saha took over thereafter, and held on until the end. But what of that sexy […]

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Tiny Fork Debuts New Light-Filled Facade

Posted August 6, 2013 at 10:20 am

Tiny Fork just added an additional glitz factor to its facade. A touch of neon and bubble lighting. The gaudy new wraparound signage was installed piecemeal over the last month, and will soon flood the sidewalk. A cocktail glass is suspended between the “Tiny” and “Fork,” where the corner masonry meets. It’s flanked on either […]

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EMM Group Adds Neon Signage for The General and Finale at 199 Bowery

Last modified January 14, 2013 at 6:09 am

Open just shy of two months at 199 Bowery, EMM Group’s Lower Eastpacking triple-threat is now a bit more visible.

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When the Russ & Daughters Neons Go Dark

Last modified January 3, 2013 at 12:11 pm

It’s not too often you come across Russ & Daughters during the nighttime hours to find its throwback neons completely dark. Such was the case yesterday evening. The iconic appetizing outpost was closed for the day, but is now back on schedule. Oh, and grab us some scallion cream cheese while you’re at it…

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One and One Switches to Neon Lighting

Posted August 24, 2012 at 6:28 am

The longtanding “analog” marquee lettering that spans the corner now carries some blinding pizzazz.

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