Urban archaeology: Second Avenue surprise
We've been frequenting the "Your Choice Convenience" grocery store at East 39th Street and Second Avenue for years, and never paid much attention to its architecture.
Not long ago, however, we noticed these little beauties promoting "2nd. Ave. Tobacconist" and "Pipes" In fact, you can still load up on pipe gear here, so these signs aren't entirely vestigial. Their survival seems somewhat precarious, though, and it appears there is a missing panel on the left side, right over the doors.
The main sign, at left, is typically bland signage fare.
-- Rolando Pujol