A fine old example of a paint and metal style sign in Astoria. One of the old, family-owned hardware stores that many neighborhoods in the city still (thankfully) have one or two of. This one's on Steinway. It was founded in 1958.
The original, running Jeremiad on the vestiges of Old New York as they are steamrolled under or threatened by the currently ruthless real estate market and the City Fathers' disregard for Gotham's historical and cultural fabric. Est. January 2006. Contact Me
I have lived in New York City since 1988 and earn my bread as a writer. I began this blog in January 2006. Beyond that, don't be so nosy.
"I am not a pessimist; to perceive evil where it exists is, in my opinion, a form of optimism."