> West Village Tour, Oct 3, 2017. Click here for Tickets!
> East Village Tour, Oct 10, 2017. Click here for Tickets!
Katz's Delicatessen on Houston Street, a stop on the East Village Tour. (T. Rinaldi)
> Also - check out the super awesome PosterHouse exhibit in the ex-Tekserve space on West 23rd Street, featuring posters from vanished NY businesses.
• From the shameless self promotion department: if you're on Instagram, so am I: Check out @nyneonbook on Insta.
NYNeonBook on Instagram.
• A whole bunch of stuff from Debra Jane Seltzer - here's a few to get you started:
> Southwest Neon
> Mostly Tuscon
> Tuscon to New Mexico
> Southern New Mexica to El Paso
> Towards Fort Worth
> Abilene & Around
• Via Jeremiah's Vanishing New York, the loss of Second Avenue's San Loco.
• Savor the neon in the backdrop of these 1979 NYC street scenes by Dutch sailor Peter van Wijk (via Ephemeral NY) - then enjoy these non-neon-but-still-cool vanished storefronts from the same collection.
• Not neon, but from the typography department - check out these pretty pictures from the NY Times Magazine Typography Exhibition.
• An homage to the Corner Bistro, from Ephemeral NY.
Corner Bistro. (T. Rinaldi)
• In Roanoke, VA: "As Neon Fades, Roanoke Explores New Options for Iconic Star."
• In Fall River, MA, the Al Mac's Diner sign has come down.... but there's a GoFundMe to save it.
• Not neon, but - from the disappearing old stores of NYC department, say goodbye to the Park Delicatessen in Greenpoint, Brooklyn (via JVNY)
• Via SHORPY: Some scenes of vanished neon glory in Omaha and in the backdrop of a creepily-timely photo of a 1930s Nazi march in NYC.
• In Washington, DC, crisis averted: the near-demise of the classic Uptown Theatre neon.
• Neon in the backdrop of these great 1960s-70s photos by Carole Teller, part of an archive recently digitized and made available online by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (via the JVNY blog).
• From the Le Sigh department .... In Syracuse, the supremely cool Hancock Airport sign has gone LED.
• New York sign shop Let There Be Neon is helping out with a campaign to save Havana's historic neon (via Signs of the Times Magazine).
• Feast your eyes on the glorious vanished neon (and other) storefronts of Brooklyn in a collection of photos called "Great Store F(r)onts," from UrbanArchiveNY and the Brooklyn Historical Society.
Great Store F(r)onts, via UrbanArchiveNY.
• In Long Beach, CA, a plan to protect and save the fabulously historic "Fly DC Jets" sign.
• In the Bronx, the old Potter's Men's Shop has gone and now so has its reliquary neon.
RIP: Potter's Men's Shop vanished a few years ago. Now their ghost sign has too. (T. Rinaldi)
• Via Thrillist.... step inside the shop of LiteBrite Neon of Gowanus (video)
• Learn or re-learn: "This is How Neon Signs Are Made" ~ a tutorial with Esteban Salazar of UrbanGlass in Brooklyn (also video).
• In Philadelphia: author and neon practitioner Len Davidson's dream of a neon museum is coming closer to reality.
• Neon on the cover of the Atlantic.
The Atlantic at Oblong Books, Rhinebeck, NY