The Fifth Avenue Record & Tape Center in Park Slope will close at the end of the year. Opened in 1972, this store has $25,000 worth of records, VHS tapes, eight-tracks, cassettes and CDs, the @nydailynews reports. The storefront, of course, is priceless. #igersnyc #ignyc #parkslope #brooklyn  #nypix

The Fifth Avenue Record & Tape Center in Park Slope will close at the end of the year. Opened in 1972, this store has $25,000 worth of records, VHS tapes, eight-tracks, cassettes and CDs, the @nydailynews reports. The storefront, of course, is priceless. #igersnyc #ignyc #parkslope #brooklyn #nypix

Having a Coke and a slice feels extra nice when a vintage sign like this draws you in. This beauty is hanging outside Pizza Wagon in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. #ignyc #igersnyc #brooklyn #pizza #coke #cocacola #bayridge

Having a Coke and a slice feels extra nice when a vintage sign like this draws you in. This beauty is hanging outside Pizza Wagon in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. #ignyc #igersnyc #brooklyn #pizza #coke #cocacola #bayridge

2 Toms Restaurant, a wonderful vintage Italian joint in Gowanus, Brooklyn. That storefront, people! 😍 #brooklyn #gowanus #ignyc #igersnyc

2 Toms Restaurant, a wonderful vintage Italian joint in Gowanus, Brooklyn. That storefront, people! 😍 #brooklyn #gowanus #ignyc #igersnyc

There’s nothing “Standard” about this vintage Bay Ridge storefront. There’s a wonderful mix of font, color and shapes, all set against a pebble-textured background. The effect of this #midcentury sign is crisp and clean — qualities you want in your neighborhood cleaners. It’s been “serving the tailoring and dry cleaning needs of Bay Ridge over 50 years,” a window poster says. Here’s to many more! #bayridge #cleaners #brooklyn #savethesigns

There’s nothing “Standard” about this vintage Bay Ridge storefront. There’s a wonderful mix of font, color and shapes, all set against a pebble-textured background. The effect of this #midcentury sign is crisp and clean — qualities you want in your neighborhood cleaners. It’s been “serving the tailoring and dry cleaning needs of Bay Ridge over 50 years,” a window poster says. Here’s to many more! #bayridge #cleaners #brooklyn #savethesigns

Caffe Capri in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is a whimsical standby from another time — look at this beautiful shield, with a starburst-holding mermaid frolicking off the coast of Capri! The whole sign is a delight, too, which you can see on my Tumblr, theretrologist.com. #brooklyn #williamsburg #italy #capri #mermaid

Caffe Capri in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is a whimsical standby from another time — look at this beautiful shield, with a starburst-holding mermaid frolicking off the coast of Capri! The whole sign is a delight, too, which you can see on my Tumblr, theretrologist.com. #brooklyn #williamsburg #italy #capri #mermaid

The other day, I posted a gorgeous Art Deco storefront in Bay Ridge. Just down the street is another gem, the Royal Restaurant. Look at that gorgeous red paneling and retro lettering — capped appropriately with a crown. A simple but sophisticated sign. Look out for more photos from this Brooklyn neighborhood, which is something of a preserve for classic storefronts. And I’ll post one timeless classic that we tragically lost. #brooklyn #bayridge #signswithcrowns

The other day, I posted a gorgeous Art Deco storefront in Bay Ridge. Just down the street is another gem, the Royal Restaurant. Look at that gorgeous red paneling and retro lettering — capped appropriately with a crown. A simple but sophisticated sign. Look out for more photos from this Brooklyn neighborhood, which is something of a preserve for classic storefronts. And I’ll post one timeless classic that we tragically lost. #brooklyn #bayridge #signswithcrowns

Yes, there was a time when American downtowns were overflowing with gorgeous storefronts like this one in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn for Reliance Cleaners. That time is long past, so let’s take a moment to cherish this one — just look at that turquoise paneling and the #fontastic lettering. It’s perfect in that simple, understated #midcentury retail way. #brooklyn #igersnyc #ignyc #igsignage #ig_signage #bayridge #retrologist

Yes, there was a time when American downtowns were overflowing with gorgeous storefronts like this one in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn for Reliance Cleaners. That time is long past, so let’s take a moment to cherish this one — just look at that turquoise paneling and the #fontastic lettering. It’s perfect in that simple, understated #midcentury retail way. #brooklyn #igersnyc #ignyc #igsignage #ig_signage #bayridge #retrologist

We’ve all heard of Muffler Men — well, meet the Muffler Family! This is a wonderful piece of folk art. This patriotic family unit — complete with Muffler Dog, a baby on a bottle and other great details — greets customers at a Meineke Car Care shop on Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn. #mufflermen #folkart #foundart #streetart #brooklyn #parkslope #igersnyc #nyc #newyork #instapic #instadaily #photowall #icatching

We’ve all heard of Muffler Men — well, meet the Muffler Family! This is a wonderful piece of folk art. This patriotic family unit — complete with Muffler Dog, a baby on a bottle and other great details — greets customers at a Meineke Car Care shop on Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn. #mufflermen #folkart #foundart #streetart #brooklyn #parkslope #igersnyc #nyc #newyork #instapic #instadaily #photowall #icatching

Sunset Florist is a charming shop in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The classic slogan “say it with flowers” is translated into Spanish — “digalo con flores.” Love this — I’d bring this shop flowers, but it doesn’t need any more. #brooklyn #sunsetpark #flowers #flowershop #flores #tiendadeflores

Sunset Florist is a charming shop in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The classic slogan “say it with flowers” is translated into Spanish — “digalo con flores.” Love this — I’d bring this shop flowers, but it doesn’t need any more. #brooklyn #sunsetpark #flowers #flowershop #flores #tiendadeflores

This is one of my favorite places to grab a slice, and that’s the case for many other people, considering Antonio’s has been on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn since 1950. Its neon sign is safely encased behind a plastic cover. #brooklyn #parkslope #prospectheights #igbroooklyn #ig_brooklyn #nypizza #pizzeria

This is one of my favorite places to grab a slice, and that’s the case for many other people, considering Antonio’s has been on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn since 1950. Its neon sign is safely encased behind a plastic cover. #brooklyn #parkslope #prospectheights #igbroooklyn #ig_brooklyn #nypizza #pizzeria