Wednesday, July 8, 2020
12th Street ghost signage
In recent days, a crew has been working on 188 Second Ave. at 12th Street ... where they have uncovered some ghost signage — LEANERS.
This was likely one of the many shops in the area specializing in horseshoes. Leaning, of course, is the throw of a horseshoe so as to lean against — but not encircle — the stake, a game popular in early saloons. In a different era, it became a place for Leaners, who have attitudes and behaviors that are very similar to those of partisans.
Kidding, it was a cleaners of some sort.
The space is currently home to Strings, home of the Monster Hell Ramen Challenge.
Thanks to Shiv and everyone who sent in photos of the signs!