Reader Steve Fitch recently put together his slides of ghost signs from across the city, all taken in 1997, then he scanned them and got them up on Flickr for us to enjoy.
Some of my favorites: "Cooped Up? Feelin' Low? Enjoy a Movie Today." The best.
A lovely pawnbrokers' shop.
And our lost Amato Opera House--the mural vanished when NYU put up their dorm alongside it. Check out Steve's Flickr page for many more.