No one puts the "Thanks" in Thanksgiving quite like a bail bondsman. I was reminded of this during a three-day stint at the Manhattan Criminal Court for jury duty this week. In addition to reuniting families all across the land this holiday season, bail bondsmen brighten the side streets around our halls of justice with some great neon window signs. This is true in the outer boroughs as well as in Manhattan. Should you need their services, these signs make them easy to find. Alas, LED signs are gaining ground here, too, so let's enjoy the BAIL BONDS neon while it lasts. Happy Thanksgiving and stay out of jail, people!
Spartan Bail Bonds at 81 Baxter Street in Manhattan, with the Whiskey Tavern beyond. (T. Rinaldi)
75 Smith Street, Brooklyn. (T. Rinaldi)
American Liberty Bail Bonds, Queens Blvd, Queens. (T. Rinaldi)Little LED handcuffs, at 75 Smith Street, Brooklyn. (T. Rinaldi)