OTB Ghost Signage Above Delancey is Whitewashed

Posted on: June 14th, 2018 at 5:00 am by

For the first time in decades, the two-toned OTB signage is gone from the Delancey Street landscape. The former advertisement was whitewashed earlier this week. Or, rather, beige-ified.

Off Track Betting previously operated one of its storefront parlors at 101 Delancey Street. Since its demise in December 2010 – along with the entire gambling operation – the space has been empty. Both before and after the renovations.

The fading “ghost signage” was iconic and one of the first to greet motorists driving off the Williamsburg Bridge into the Lower East Side. Filmmaker Clayton Smith even built a plot line based on the apartment behind the OTB for his 2016 movie, Off Track Bettie.

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