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.


4 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.