This Borough Park lulu is perhaps one of the top 20 best signs in the City. It has dignity (the deep blue color), whimsy (the crown shape), style (the circular letters spelling "Crown") and culture (two languages). Too bad the neon's shot.
The old deli has contemporary resonance, too. It's owned by the powerful orthodox Jewish family and kosher meat kings, the Rubashkins, currently embroiled in various financial, legal and moral scandals. Hope it all doesn't bring down the old Crown and its beautiful sign.