The LES storefront signs we’ve loved & lost (& found!)

The big, bold signage of the historic Lower East Side is part of its iconic legacy. From gold leaf Yiddish lettering on Kosher shop windows to gleaming neon marquees, the many big & busy storefront signs certainly contributed to the frenetic, frenzied atmosphere of the … Read more

Spying Real-life Eldridge in a 1950s Drawing

A few months ago, way over in Germany, Friedrich Caesar was looking through old things stored in his basement. He came across a book of illustrations that he believes his father must have purchased while visiting New York City in the 1950s. Entitled New York, City on … Read more

Exhuming the Signage of the Long Lost ‘Garden Cafeteria’ on East Broadway

  A version of this article originally appeared in Bowery Boogie. Visitors to the Museum at Eldridge Street will be treated to an extra dose of neighborhood nostalgia, now that a massive sign from the beloved Garden Cafeteria has been installed on its walls.   The East Broadway restaurant … Read more