The city becomes increasingly cluttered with chain stores and their uniform storefronts with each passing year. But plenty of shops with retro signs remain, giving us glimpses of a bygone New York City and lending classic touches to their neighborhoods.

Here are 22 retro signs and storefronts, from the Hotel Chelsea in Manhattan to Antonio’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn. The photos are drawn from the collection of Rolando Pujol, who chronicles vintage Americana in New York and across the country. See more on his Instagram account: @rolandopujol.

Ocean Shoe Repair in Sheepshead Bay

This Sheepshead Bay spot is worth visiting, even
This Sheepshead Bay spot is worth visiting, even if you don't need new soles on your shoes. (Credit: Rolando Pujol)

French Garment Cleaners in Fort Greene

While this is no longer a cleaners, the
While this is no longer a cleaners, the clothing store that took over the Fort Greene storefront left the sign, because OBVIOUSLY. (Credit: Rolando Pujol)

Papaya King in the East Village

A true New York City classic, Papaya King
A true New York City classic, Papaya King opened a new storefront in the East Village in 2013 with signage that evokes its history. The first Papaya King opened in 1932. (Credit: Rolando Pujol )

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Circo's Pastry Shop in Bushwick

Circo's Pastry Shop, which opened in 1945 in
Circo's Pastry Shop, which opened in 1945 in Bushwick, is still going strong. Stop in for some cookies. (Credit: Rolando Pujol)

Royal Restaurant in Bay Ridge

Classic storefronts abound in the Bay Ridge neighborhood
Classic storefronts abound in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn, including this one with its retro signage for Royal Restaurant on Fifth Avenue. (Credit: Rolando Pujol)

Sunset Florist in Sunset Park

Sunset Florist is located on Fourth Avenue in
Sunset Florist is located on Fourth Avenue in Sunset Park, its bilingual Spanish and English sign urging people to "say it with flowers." (Credit: Rolando Pujol)

Antonio's Pizzeria and Restaurant in Prospect Heights

Antonio's classic pizzeria has been on Flatbush Avenue
Antonio's classic pizzeria has been on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn since 1950. (Credit: Rolando Pujol)

Carvel in Ridgewood

This Carvel in Ridgewood, Queens, stubbornly refused to
This Carvel in Ridgewood, Queens, stubbornly refused to keep up with the times. But we love its retro look! Save some ice cream for us. (Credit: Rolando Pujol)

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Airline Diner in Astoria

The 1950s neon sign for the Airline Diner
The 1950s neon sign for the Airline Diner near LaGuardia Airport had a brief cameo in the mobster film, "Goodfellas." The diner is now a part of the Jackson Hole burger chain, but the sign remains. (Credit: Rolando Pujol )

Old deli on the Upper West Side

This classic Art Deco sign was exposed during
This classic Art Deco sign was exposed during construction at the building in 2014. The shop is outside the 103rd Street and Broadway subway station. (Credit: Rolando Pujol)

Montero Bar and Grill in Brooklyn Heights

The New York Times has called the Montero
The New York Times has called the Montero Bar and Grill in Brooklyn "a waterfront museum with alcohol." It is fashioned with model ships, vintage photographs and old life preservers. (Credit: Rolando Pujol)

La Taza de Oro in Chelsea

La Taza de Oro, on Eighth Avenue near
La Taza de Oro, on Eighth Avenue near 14th Street in Chelsea, is one of the classiest storefronts in that part of Manhattan. The eatery serves up delicious Puerto Rican fare, too. (Credit: Rolando Pujol)

Congress Bar in Cobble Hill

A snapshot of the transformation of old Brooklyn:
A snapshot of the transformation of old Brooklyn: Here Jim & Andy Fruit and Produce Market has become Congress bar. But the old sign remains, giving the storefront a vintage look. (Credit: Rolando Pujol )

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Parking garage in midtown Manhattan

Even some parking garage signs -- like this
Even some parking garage signs -- like this one in midtown -- have a hint of history within them. (Credit: Rolando Pujol)

Coffee Shop in Union Square

This loungey eatery is known in Union Square
This loungey eatery is known in Union Square for its late-night dining scene-- and its eye-catching signage. (Credit: Rolando Pujol)

PIANOS in Sunnyside

Ah, clear and straightforward. You miss it, don't
Ah, clear and straightforward. You miss it, don't you? (Credit: Rolando Pujol)

Sabrett in Port Morris, the Bronx

This hot dog and logo are located outside
This hot dog and logo are located outside the Sabrett manufacturing center in the Bronx. (Credit: Rolando Pujol)

Gringer on the Lower East Side

Gringer's sign oozes with that old, Lower East
Gringer's sign oozes with that old, Lower East Side charm. (Credit: Rolando Pujol)

Hotel Chelsea in Chelsea

Hotel Chelsea has seen a lot of action
Hotel Chelsea has seen a lot of action through the years... and so has its trusty sign. (Credit: Rolando Pujol )

Clover Delicatessen in midtown East

Clover Delicatessen has been serving sandwiches for more
Clover Delicatessen has been serving sandwiches for more than 60 years on Second Avenue. It's a true NYC classic! (Credit: Rolando Pujol)

Superior Florist Ltd. in the Flower District

Yes there are flowers in the flower district,
Yes there are flowers in the flower district, but there are also markers of the old NYC... (Credit: Rolando Pujol)

Show World Center in Times Square

Encouraging adult fantasies since the 1970s, Show World
Encouraging adult fantasies since the 1970s, Show World Center's storefront has become its own flavor of vintage. (Credit: Rolando Pujol)