22 Aug Mike’s Upper East Side Pop-Up Tour
Nearly two dozen members and guests joined Society for Commercial Archeology president Michael Hirsch for a whirlwind pop-up event in New York City on October 12, 2019.
Mike has posted a number of cool historic and recent photos here.
[FROM THE ORIGINAL INVITE]
We have engaged New York Neon author, Thomas E. Rinaldi, and Hilary Grossman, an expert specializing in documenting and building preservation cases for transportation related architecture. Since we plan to cover a lot of territory, about a mile apart. We have split the tour in 2 parts.
Part 1 will be up in the Yorkville neighborhood. Our first stop is the Lexington Avenue Candy Candy for an egg cream (East 83rd Street) at 5:00 pm. In the 1930’s German, Eastern European and Irish immigrants settled in the East 80’s of Manhattan. We will find traces of the culture in Schaller & Weber butcher shop (established in 1937) and Heidelberg, a rare German restaurant that has waitresses in peasant dresses and lederhosen. Other highlights are Papaya King and Warby Parker’s adapted sign that was formerly Lascoff’s.
Part 2 will begin around 7pm. We will meet Windsor Garage’s tri-color sign (East 83rd Street). We will pass more of the “faves” including Neil’s Coffee shop, Goldberger’s Pharmacy and south to Subway Inn. We will wrap around 8:00, with a dinner stop nearby if you are still hungry at one of the Top 10 diners on the Upper East side.
We hope you can make it!
Please note, this is a free-form event, with no travel support or accommodations. And, just to warn you, there will be a bit of walking.