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Payphone Repair Job on Orchard Street

Posted October 8, 2010 at 6:19 am

Wow! A payphone that was actually repaired instead of removed from existence.  Guess it’s that valuable billboard space on a sidewalk ripe with foot traffic. Advertising dollars talk. Spotted outside Casa Mezcal and Orchard Street.

Wireless Outlet at 101 Delancey is Closed

Posted August 24, 2010 at 6:12 am

In the final days of March, the Endless Wireless Group Sprint dealership at 101 Delancey replaced its black awning, and in the process, revealed some rather striking ghost signage of a much older storefront tenant.  Indeed, the Jay-Mor Hats lettering was on display for about a week.  Now, five months on, the wireless outpost is […]

38 Delancey Advertising Verizon Droid

Posted June 2, 2010 at 6:28 am

Some high-tech interactive advertising is now afoot inside the ground level of 38 Delancey, which explains the new touch-screen. The windows are skinned with posters showing app logos and the lame-o slogan of submission (“droid does apps”). No sign of tenants just yet.

Grand Street Firefighter on Bicycle

Posted May 26, 2010 at 6:17 am

Judging by this comical scene on Grand Street, not all firefighters prefer traveling in their cramped fire trucks.  This partially-uniformed first responder was spotted in the westbound lane on a bicycle, his gear loaded in the basket.  Traffic was at a standstill during rush hour, and as you can see, the van driver was equally […]

Sprint Signage is Back at 101 Delancey

Posted April 6, 2010 at 6:18 am

Merely a week-and-change after being stripped from its housing, the familiar Sprint signage is back in action at 101 Delancey.  Sunday afternoon, a red pickup truck and a pair of handymen carted the new awning back to its headquarters.

Nate Appleman Taking Break Outside Pulino’s

Last modified June 11, 2012 at 9:41 pm

In which Nate Appleman was spotted taking a break from his kitchen inside Pulino’s Bar and Pizzeria.  He was on his cell, pacing back and forth as hordes of people scurried past during the evening rush.

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Ghost Signage Visible at 101 Delancey

Last modified December 6, 2010 at 12:09 am

Last week, the gaudy black-and-yellow Sprint awning was stripped from the facade of 101 Delancey (at the corner of Ludlow).  Lo and behold, a spectacular ghost sign is now clearly visible!  Even though the ornate lettering has worn with time, it appears to advertise an establishment called Jay-Mor Hats.

On the Nod, Bleecker Street

Posted December 18, 2009 at 6:10 am

On the nod and on the cell phone in sub freezing weather.  Corner of Lafayette and Bleecker.

Jutta Neumann Going Out of Business

Last modified October 9, 2009 at 2:10 pm

There is some turnover to report on the east side of Allen Street between Stanton and Rivington. Last week, we walked past 158 Allen Street and noticed that neighborhood leatherwork stalwart Jutta Neumann is going out of business.  A handful of store liquidation signs pasted in the windows announce a sale of 25% off inventory.  […]