Marietta is a distinctive mom-and-pop shop in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, dating to 1940. It features one of the nicest vintage strorefronts you’ll find in New York City.

Marietta is a distinctive mom-and-pop shop in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, dating to 1940. It features one of the nicest vintage strorefronts you’ll find in New York City.

United We Stand: A patriotic mural in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

United We Stand: A patriotic mural in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

It’s one of those top 10 spring days in New York City. #lookup

It’s one of those top 10 spring days in New York City. #lookup

A faded, rusty relic in Red Hook Brooklyn for the long-defunct Clinton Cafe. This sign was likely hiding for years behind a modern retail replacement. #redhook #brooklyn #relics #signgeeks #oldsigns #urbanromantix #rous_roadsigns #retrologist #ghostsigns #ig_nycity #insta_america_americana #insta_america #oldschool #retro

A faded, rusty relic in Red Hook Brooklyn for the long-defunct Clinton Cafe. This sign was likely hiding for years behind a modern retail replacement. #redhook #brooklyn #relics #signgeeks #oldsigns #urbanromantix #rous_roadsigns #retrologist #ghostsigns #ig_nycity #insta_america_americana #insta_america #oldschool #retro

Epic signage for the Rite Spot Motel along the Lincoln Highway in Fayetteville, Pa. This sign reminds me of some of the finest along #route66. Keep following me for more signs and ephemera from the Lincoln Highway, which runs from Times Square to San Francisco. I’ll be exploring parts of it in the next month or so, and will then do the big stretch from Illinois to San Francisco in the early summer. As they used to say in the era when motel signs had neon TV logos, stay tuned! And scroll back on my feed or visit theretrologist.com for my Route 66 photos. #retrosigns #oldsigns #lincolnhighway #americana #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns #signgeeks #signstalkers #signfixation #neon #neonsign #neonporn #pennsylvania  #typography #justmytype #typevstime #signswithstars

Epic signage for the Rite Spot Motel along the Lincoln Highway in Fayetteville, Pa. This sign reminds me of some of the finest along #route66. Keep following me for more signs and ephemera from the Lincoln Highway, which runs from Times Square to San Francisco. I’ll be exploring parts of it in the next month or so, and will then do the big stretch from Illinois to San Francisco in the early summer. As they used to say in the era when motel signs had neon TV logos, stay tuned! And scroll back on my feed or visit theretrologist.com for my Route 66 photos. #retrosigns #oldsigns #lincolnhighway #americana #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns #signgeeks #signstalkers #signfixation #neon #neonsign #neonporn #pennsylvania #typography #justmytype #typevstime #signswithstars

Old school New York is alive and well at “Beer Soda” in Sunnyside, Queens. The signage is layered in retro goodness: corrugated metal, hand-painted lettering, the iconic “ice” logo, the cursive “call” inviting you to dial a number from the days when area-code specification was not required in NYC (all five boroughs were blissfully 212). #beer #soda #oldschool #justmytype #typography #typevstime #signgeeks #signhunting #signfixation #urbanexploration #urbex #rous_roadsigns #americana #roadsideamerica #queens #retrologist

Old school New York is alive and well at “Beer Soda” in Sunnyside, Queens. The signage is layered in retro goodness: corrugated metal, hand-painted lettering, the iconic “ice” logo, the cursive “call” inviting you to dial a number from the days when area-code specification was not required in NYC (all five boroughs were blissfully 212). #beer #soda #oldschool #justmytype #typography #typevstime #signgeeks #signhunting #signfixation #urbanexploration #urbex #rous_roadsigns #americana #roadsideamerica #queens #retrologist

Followers of my Instagram know I have a fondness for old Te-Amo and Optimo cigar signage, which has become quite scarce in recent years. Here’s a prime example outside of New York City, in suburban Mount Kisco. Scroll down for more.

Followers of my Instagram know I have a fondness for old Te-Amo and Optimo cigar signage, which has become quite scarce in recent years. Here’s a prime example outside of New York City, in suburban Mount Kisco. Scroll down for more.

This minty vintage Volkswagen Beetle is the star attraction of this  Tudor City street. There is no hint of the rust that has undone many of its peers in the Northeast over the decades. #vw #vwbug #vwbeetle #volkswagen #classiccars #punchbuggy #oldcars

This minty vintage Volkswagen Beetle is the star attraction of this Tudor City street. There is no hint of the rust that has undone many of its peers in the Northeast over the decades. #vw #vwbug #vwbeetle #volkswagen #classiccars #punchbuggy #oldcars

A charming detail from one of my favorite vintage signs in New York: Joe Junior restaurant on Third Avenue. This lip-smacking sign is indeed good enough to eat. #retrosigns #retrologist #nyc #newyorkcity #burgers #hamburgers #cartoon #typography #ig_signage #rous_roadsigns #signhunting #signgeeks #signstalkers #signfixation #americana #roadsideamerica #1950s #1960s #1970s #oldnyc

A charming detail from one of my favorite vintage signs in New York: Joe Junior restaurant on Third Avenue. This lip-smacking sign is indeed good enough to eat. #retrosigns #retrologist #nyc #newyorkcity #burgers #hamburgers #cartoon #typography #ig_signage #rous_roadsigns #signhunting #signgeeks #signstalkers #signfixation #americana #roadsideamerica #1950s #1960s #1970s #oldnyc

The Brevoort apartment house on Fifth Avenue takes its name from an old New York Dutch family that had a vast farm in the area and later a hotel on this spot. Both are long gone, but the name survives in the fantastic #midcenturymodern turquoise cursive script of this 1956 apartment complex that replaced the hotel. #typography #justmytype #font #midcentury #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #signjunkie #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #1950s

The Brevoort apartment house on Fifth Avenue takes its name from an old New York Dutch family that had a vast farm in the area and later a hotel on this spot. Both are long gone, but the name survives in the fantastic #midcenturymodern turquoise cursive script of this 1956 apartment complex that replaced the hotel. #typography #justmytype #font #midcentury #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #signjunkie #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #1950s