Taking a shine to this sign
Sometimes, a vintage sign is so wonderful, it compels us to patronize the store to help ensure -- at least momentarily in our own mind -- that this business and sign may carry on forever. Alas, New York's real estate market often has other plans.
We had one of those moments Friday when we passed Continental Shoe Repairs at Broadway and Barclay in the Financial District. And if we hadn't been rushing to an appointment (and wearing sneakers), we may well have gone if for a quick shine. Long may soles be repaired here.
-- Rolando Pujol