As a rule, I like to keep these blog posts a bit more substantive than simple ledger entries of media mentions. This week, however, finds me still swamped promoting the neon book. So – here are some media mentions to tide you over, and a few small news items.
• Bad news on 3rd Ave – Sarge's Deli has burned down. From the JVNY and Lost City blogs. What Sarge’s sign lacked in exposed tubage (channel letters closed in plexi) it more than made up for with great script letterforms – and even greater food and ambience within. Here's wishing them (and their upstairs neighbors) a speedy recovery.
•Over at the Lost City blog, two old NYC neon signs I'd never seen before – the Skyview Deli in Riverdale and the Pitta Funeral Home in Brooklyn – one of which is already gone (curses!).