Among the obsessions of Vintage New York are the city's departed businesses that seem to have hastened their departure with the names they gave themselves.
So while others take the easy route of frequenting stores that are open, I stand alone outside the ones that are closed and ruminate on their signs.
"Nail One," for example, may be a popular goal, but maybe not the most inviting phrase to a woman in search of a manicure. Below are a few more places that went black before Black December, not that surviving would necessarily have done them any good...
|Signage Rule No. 1: Customers should be able to figure out what your name is...|