Monday, April 28, 2014

New York Neon Walking Tour

On Thursday, May 8, I'll be leading a walking tour of old neon signs in the East Village.  For whatever reason, this neighborhood has an especially dense concentration of old neon, with some of the best historic signs to be found anywhere in New York, all within a few blocks of eachother.   


There’s Block Drugs, Veniero's and DiRobertis', Gringer, Russ & Daughters, Katz's, and a few more.  We'll stop by to pay homage to each of these and bask in the fine details of their design and assembly.  

Katz's, Gringer, and Russ & Daughters will all be on the tour. (T. Rinaldi)

I'll spill everything I know about where these signs came from, who made them and when they went up.  Space is limited to just 20 lucky admirers of old New Yorkiana, so sign up now!  The fare is $20 per person; all proceeds go to the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative, who is organizing the whole thing.  Hope to see some of you there!


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