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Congrats @thisguycjones ... this is just about the sunniest sign we’ve seen ... a sunrise is a fitting sunset to our #SiCo_☀️ challenge! We had a lot of fun and are so thankful for all the entries... next #SignCollective challenge coming soon!
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#SiCo_☀️ brought out some really greats from our #SignCollective regulars and some newcomers to our family. One #SiCo we can always count on for great photos that are right on point is @mark5280pix ... we loved these sunny signs!! Thanks for all the great entries!
Farewell, Flagship Diner. I photographed this Queens mainstay two years ago today, but skipped having a meal there. I was pressed for time and reckoned I’d be back. But time ran out today. This 53-year-old Briarwood diner closed its doors this afternoon. The property owners had other plans for the site — apartments. A legal battle ensued. The diner’s owners eventually accepted a buyout and exited their lease a year early. And so it goes. #retrologist#itsinqueens#NYCPrimeShot#igersnyc#icapture_nyc#newyork_instagram#nypix
ALBANESE MEATS & POULTRY has been in business on Elizabeth Street since 1923 and is the last Italian butcher shop in the NoLita neighborhood that was once part of Little Italy. Moe Albanese took over the business from his mother, Mariannina, who worked at the shop until she passed away at age ninety-seven. The storefront and interior are all original and even the butcher block, hooks, and scales have been used for nearly 100 years.
Our #analog photo of Albanese Poultry 🐔& Meats 🥩 from 2003 will be exhibited in our upcoming photography show at The Storefront Project @thestorefrontproject at 70 Orchard Street (near Grand Street). The opening reception will be this Wednesday, July 25th from 6-9pm and the exhibition will be on display until August 12, 2018. We hope everyone can join us this Wednesday as we speak with everyone about our passion for documenting the amazing mom-and-pop stores of the five boroughs and our hope that our photos act as an artistic intervention to help raise awareness of their importance to the community.
The delightful Robin Hood Diner has been slinging hash in the Catskills since the glory days of the Borscht Belt. Inside the woodsy Livingston Manor building is a classic diner with all the menu staples. This place is part of so many summer memories from the region’s “Dirty Dancing” resort heyday. I’m glad it’s stuck around long enough to see the revival of the Catskills. The sign is a gem — notice how the top part follows the outline of Robin Hood’s bow! It also echoes the geographical form of New York State. #retrologist#upstater#catskills#catskillsny