02 November 2012

Downtown Brooklyn Cafeteria Glimpsed Once Again


The removal of some signage from a Jay Street Sprint store in downtown Brooklyn has uncovered a former resident of the block, indicated by a half of lovely old sign, saying "Cafeteria." Fantastic font on that sign. There is a red circle with a "W" in the middle of it, and there appears to be another "W" under the red section of the old/new sign that still remains.


5 comments:

Mitch said...

I wonder: was it Sandy who removed the sign?

r185 said...

There's a Brooklyn Eagle want ad from 1944:

GIRLS-WOMEN
COUNTER—SHORT ORDER COOKS
DISHWASHERS—BUS
No Experience Necessary,
Good Wsges. Meals. Uniforms.
WALDORF CAFETERIA
5A2 Atlantic Ave., cor, 4th Ave.
449 Fulton St.. cor. Jay St.

And, here's a photo: http://brooklynhistory.pastperfect-online.com/35872cgi/mweb.exe?request=record&id=FC597DE3-D06D-495B-B3B0-839732851456&type=102

Ken Mac said...

Beautiful.

King Ning said...

The sign is gone. I passed by on Wednesday (the 14) and noticed that there's nothing but bare wall behind the tarp.

Debra Lamb said...

The sign is still visible on the Jay Street side of the building.