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Monday
Oct142013

Ghost Signage Uncovered on Fifth Avenue

Vintage shop Odd Twin closed down after 4 1/2 years on Fifth Avenue and Degraw Street last month, and some of the shop's old awning has been taken down. Lo and behold, some hand-painted ghost signage has been lurking underneath.

The signs (which are on both corners) date from 1995, when Sea View, a video and game rental store, set up shop in the space at 164 5th. It was a real estate office before Odd Twin moved in. Currently there's only one video store left in the neighborhood, the Video Gallery on Seventh.

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Go back further and it was Carlini's Refrigerators & Stoves in the 1980s.

From the 1920s till the 1970s it was a grocery/food market, for much of that time owned by a man named Teddy Feder.

October 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlf

Thanks Alf!

October 14, 2013 | Registered CommenterHere's Park Slope

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