This #pizza shop immediately caught our eye because of its #vintage Coca-Cola #privilegesign. This #signage was prevalent in the 1930s and 1940s when the Coca-Cola company would give store owners the sign for free in exchange for the agreement to sell Coca-Cola products. Sadly, many of these privilege signs have disappeared in the face of modernization and conformity.
Monday, May 21, 2018
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Live Bait, a restaurant and bar located across from Madison Square Park was founded in 1987. When we interviewed the co-owner Carolyn Benitez, she told us that they”took over the space from an old Irish pub. The wood bar and #neon signage that says “Bar Restaurant” was installed in 1941 and we decided to keep it because it was very recognizable”. Sadly Live Bait recently closed after 31 years in business and a taco and tequila bar has taken its place. Photo and full interview appear in our book “New York Nights”.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
We were lucky enough to speak with the owner, Mr. Christou when we dined there and he told us that this #fishandchip shop was founded in 1914. Their fish 🐟 is freshly caught daily and then cooked and served in their famous homemade batter. We had their amazing haddock which was fried in groundnut oil and side orders of chips.
Friday, May 18, 2018
The United Palace in Washington Heights was originally known as the Loew’s 175th Street Theater and was one of the five magnificent Wonder Theatres in the NYC area. It was designed by architect Thomas W. Lamb and completed in 1930. This “Cambodian neo-classical” landmark theater 🎭 closed in 1969 and was purchased by the church and congregation of televangelist Reverend Ike, whose family still owns it today. The United Palace spiritual center continues to offer Sunday services and functions as both a spiritual center and arts center. To see more from our visit to @upcarts_nyc with @6sqft please visit: https://www.6sqft.com/behind-the-scenes-at-the-united-palace-theatre-washington-heights-opulent-wonder-theatre/