Tuesday, July 28, 2015

LEAVING ST. MARKS! Trash & Vaudeville in the East Village

Trash & Vaudeville in the East Village has been in business since 1975. It was founded by Ray Goodman and has been a popular place for musicians to get #punk #rock clothing and accessories for decades. In this photo from our book "New York Nights" is Jimmy Webb, the long-time manager who told us "we are hands on and into personal customer service. We keep the spirit of #rockandroll alive.

Weintraub's Delicatessen

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Beauty Bar in the East Village just celebrated its 20-year anniversary this spring.

This theme #bar was created in 1995 when Paul Devitt found the former "Thomas Beauty Salon" on 14th Street. The 40-year old #hair #salon had all of its original chrome-domed hair dryers and chandeliers and its original #signage which was all kept in place. You can get a #manicure and a drink at this bar and enjoy looking all of the #retro salon items.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Olympia Diner

Olympia Diner was manufactured by the Jerry O'Mahony Diner Company of New Jersey, which manufactured 2,000 metal pre-fab diner structures from 1917 to 1941. It is the longest stainless steel diner in the country. The current owners, the Gavrilis family have been there since 1974. Olympia Diner was originally opened in Massachusetts and brought to Newington, CT in 1954. #diner #vintage #neon #neongeeks #Signgeeks #retro #neonsign #stainlesssteel

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Matt Umanov Guitars on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village has been in business since 1965.

 Matt Umanov Guitars on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village has been in business since 1965.  The store sells a large variety of guitars, including new, used, and vintage guitars, as well as guitar parts and accessories.  They also specialize in guitar repairs. Matt Umanov Guitars has had many famous customers over the years, including Bob Dylan and Patti Smith, who calls the #guitar shop her second home in New York.  In 2006, Matt Umanov sold a vintage Stratocaster that once belonged to Bob Dylan for $75,000. If you have never visited the shop, now is a good time as they are having a summer doldrums sale, with 10% off their already low, low prices on select Martin, Taylor, Fender and Gretsch guitars!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Ralph's Diner is a historic diner we found while taking a road trip from NYC.

The diner itself is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a rare version of a streetcar-inspired design for a lunch car. Although we loved the exterior of the #diner, which we will post at a later date, we also fell in love with this huge #neon #diner sign complete with a strobing bulb-filled arrow.