Friday, January 27, 2012

Novelties Gone

Awhile ago I looked at the rarity of the word "novelties" on city signage. Now, it's even more scarce. One of the prime examples has vanished.


In the flower district, from this floral supply store, NOVELTIES has been torn from the sign above the plate-glass window.

Parts of the facade are plywooded and a scaffold casts it in shadow. It's hard to say for sure, but this floral supply shop may be vanishing, too, with its window full of glitter pine cones, spools of ribbon, and green bricks of floral foam all covered in dust.


More Flower District:
Superior Florists
Rob Warren Books

Another word to read about:


Jill said...

I hope Bleecker Bob's finds a space in the East Village. I'm thrilled they aren't considering going to Brooklyn (yet), like everybody else.

Anonymous said...

I remember when you'd see signs for notions,sundries and dry goods in this town.Not "stockists" or other phoney pretentious shit like ya see now