Urban archaeology: Liquor sign, but where's the booze?
Several years ago, we happened upon this great "liquor" sign in the West 20s, marveled at it and moved along, failing to make note of where it was. So we were pleasantly surprised to stumble upon it again this weekend -- still intact and still promoting a long-vanished liquor store. Indeed, nowhere in the immediate area could we find a liquor store that would be logically attached to it, which makes this orphaned sign all the more interesting and mysterious.
Orphan signs are an interesting subcategory of city signage. We plan to have another post on this subject soon. In the meantime, the curious may find this sign along West 24th Street, near the southwestern corner of Sixth Avenue.
-- Rolando Pujol