town | signage

Storage Containers
the storage containers painted by charles mary kubricht currently on view at the high line incorporate a method of military camouflage used in WWI known as dazzle. i see zebra.

High Line
looking down from the high line i see an ad for the play sister act, which makes me look up.

Vintage Car
cool car for bond no. 9 in the meatpacking district with a sentiment we share.

Butcher Shop
marlow & daughters is a traditional butcher shop in williamsburg, brooklyn. it's very charming inside, but don't look straight back unless you want to see them practicing their craft.

Cellar Door
stanley & sons makes traditional aprons and bags in williamsburg, brooklyn. wonder if they work with marlows?

For Rent Sign
this sign in long island city gets my goat. all it's missing is 'byot' - bring your own tent.

xo, cindy

11 comments:

tamara said...

i see zebra, too -- definitely.

that sign is indeed smile-inducing, byot!

Erika Lee @ A Tiny Rocket said...

lol bring your own tent. i watched this art documentary of an artist guy who lived in a trailer outside his friends house in the bronx. :) it's amazing what people try and charge for in NYC

Cindy said...

the neighborhood where that sign is located has gone from mostly factories & modest homes to high rises. it makes me think of occupy wall street and their movement.

Line said...

cool pics Cindy and my daughter loves zebra's design!!

Bella Sinclair said...

Wonderful photos! I really love the Stanley & Sons signage. Looks like a vaudeville chest.

If I bring 3 tents, I'll have a luxury penthouse!

Joyce said...

I like the black and white through out the city with a splash of color. I am with you on the sign thing. xo

blue moss said...

Been loving your posts....if not always commenting.... Love love these signs. You find the best things.

love
M

fifth floor apartment said...

love this post. such a great idea! the 2nd shot is especially awesome.

xo Alison

aimee said...

sigh, i'd even take that vacant lot at this point! xo

L'Atelier said...

i see zebras too- but then i live in africa and passed by some of them grassing on the side of the highway--- so guess i am slightly biased?

Ashleymeed said...

the neighborhood where that sign is located has gone from mostly factories & modest homes to high rises. it makes me think of occupy wall street and their movement.