Schames Paint Supply

How about this New Essex Street Funhouse?

Posted February 17, 2017 at 5:15 am

In the years since its sale, 3 Essex Street has remained remarkably intact. No demolition. No changing hands. No real activity. Until this week, when the tenement became a funhouse of sorts. In a display more befitting Halloween than Valentine’s Day, each of the upper windows dons a ghoulish mask. Topping it off is a […]

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A Brief History of M. Schames & Son at 3 Essex

Posted December 13, 2010 at 6:07 am

Since posting about the relocation of neighborhood paint purveyor M. Schames & Son to 90 Delancey, we’ve been in contact with ownership regarding the origins of their former headquarters at 3 Essex Street.  And it’s quite extensive!  Although the City of New York dates the building to around 1909, the tenement is allegedly much older. […]

Vicmarr Electronics to Benjamin Moore Paints on Delancey

Posted June 16, 2010 at 6:12 am

Ever since a weekend of strong winds brought the Vicmarr Electronics sign to its knees, the deteriorating storefront marquee of 88-90 Delancey had been a fleeting manifestation of the old neighborhood. A reminder of a specific time and place that has since passed on.  Yet now, a month later, all that is history, as a […]

Full View of the Vicmarr Electronics Sign

Posted May 12, 2010 at 6:32 am

We now have a full view of the red Vicmarr Electronics antique signage.  The remaining pieces of the newer canopy, which had some problems with the recent winds, were removed yesterday. Although most of the lettering is either cracked or completely gone, it’s still a sight to behold.  That expansive red signage is simply overpowering.  Unless […]

Coming Soon: Schames Paint Supply at 90 Delancey

Last modified May 11, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Roughly forty-eight hours after strong winds violently revealed the ghost of Vicmarr Electronics’ past on Delancey, there is now a fresh canopy in place.  Yesterday afternoon, a pair of workers on ladders installed the new store signage for Schames Paint Supply, which is relocating north from its perennial Essex Street HQ.