A newly arrived immigrant could learn English standing outside Big Nick's Burger and Pizza Joint on Broadway in the Upper West Side, there's so much to read on the 39-year-old restaurant's facade. Of course, that immigrant would have a vocabulary in which "breakfast," "burger," "pizza," "coffee" and "big" feature prominently.
The collection of signage, however, really is a work of art, the collage of a generation. Paper signs. Plastic signs. Written in pen, marker, paint. Hand-written and professionally printed. Dozens of different fonts and colors. Some nice neon bits, too. It's chaos. It's beautiful.
"Several Foreign Guidebooks"!
"Open 23 Hours." Which hour is it closed?