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A Tour of Classic New York Restaurant Signs, in Neon, Plastic, and Paint

As we celebrate Classics Week here at Eater NY, senior editor and photographer Nick Solares dug back through is archives to find the best specimens of this city's classic restaurant signage.

Classics Week logoNew York is a great city for signs. Wander around, and you're sure to find some great remnants from decades past, some in neon, some in paint, and some made from plastic. Many of the signs above emblazon classic restaurants still open today, but others, sadly, represent places that are long gone. What they all share is that they are, or were, part of the rich, colorful tapestry of life in the city of New York.