I spotted this ghost sign for the Independence Community Bank across the street from the Newkirk Plaza subway station in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. Apparently this was “the best banking value.” Fading Ad Blog has a better photo, taken 7 years ago when the sign was less deteriorated.
A recent real estate listing for a flipped house in the tragically hip Fountain Square neighborhood of Indianapolis. I’m kidding — Fountain Square is genuinely cool, but the Williamsburg comparison does it no favors. Let’s get rid of this chip on the shoulder, shall we?
A museum of pop culture? Yes, please! Geppi’s Entertainment Museum in Baltimore is exactly that — “dedicated to presenting the story of popular culture since the nation’s earliest days in an entertaining and educational fashion so that our guests have the unique opportunity to walk through a timeline that parallels and is entwined with history as a whole.” Continue reading →
Located at 17 East Monroe St. in downtown Chicago, the Palmer House is a hotel designed by prominent local architecture firm Holabird & Roche. When it opened in 1925, it was touted as the largest hotel in the world. Continue reading →