The awesome City Reliquary hosts benefit
This sign greets you at the museum's front desk. (Photos by Rolando Pujol)
If you've never been to the City Reliquary, then you're missing one of Gotham's gems. It's a Williamsburg storefront museum that's home to all kinds of New Yorkiana. It's the one place in the city where you can find everything from a salvaged sign for the Second Avenue Deli, to World's Fair memorabilia, to peep-show tokens and subway-station paint "specimens" that display generations of color layers. And that's just a sample of what awaits you.
Memorabilia from the 1939-40 World's Fair. Find your own Trylon and Perisphere salt-and-pepper shakers on eBay here.
The reliquary is a compelling reminder that we live in one of the most interesting cities on earth, and it opens your eyes to the history and curiosities -- urban archaeology, as we call it -- that practically every block contains, your own home included.
We're happy to see this sign found a safe and caring home.
It's well worth a visit, and equally worthy of your financial support. Thursday night at 7, you'll have a chance to do both, as the reliquary hosts a Summer Benefit Party. Among the offerings: a chance to win a date with a reliquarian! Click here for more details.
-- Rolando Pujol
A folk-art portrait of Jackie Robinson is surrounding by seltzer bottles and a can of Piels, a good drinking beer if there ever was one.
We happen to own a Redbird subway grab, but we never thought of mounting it on the wall thusly. We love it.
Part of the exterior awning, done in a style common to neighborhood bodegas.
Just a slice of the impressive collection of Statue of Liberty memorabilia.