Photos by Stacie Joy
Back in February, workers removed the rolldown gate on a vacant storefront on Avenue A between Fourth Street and Fifth Street (the former lottery place). In the process, the workers uncovered ghost signage for a long-ago shop that sold carriages, strollers and toys.
There was some hope/speculation/wishful thinking among some readers/residents that the signs would remain on the scene, worked into the renovated storefront façade like at 2A down the block.
Well, as of now, someone has removed the signs ... the workers on the scene said they did not know what happened to them... A private equity firm bought this block-long residential building last fall for a reported $64 million.
Yes, that fresh plywood was tagged overnight.