Spotted On Greenpoint Avenue: Going, Going…

Syrup of figs

Those of you who love vintage/faded advertisements take note: one of the finest examples our city has to offer, the Syrup of Figs ad at 96 Greenpoint Avenue (as seen above), will not be with us much longer. Follows is why:



a four story, eight family apartment building is slated to “move in” next door. Those of you who have always wanted to revisit and/or photograph this gem but never got around to it the time is now. Once the plywood fence of death goes up (and it has) the clock is ticking….


2 Comments on Spotted On Greenpoint Avenue: Going, Going…

  1. fadingad on Sun, 29th Sep 2013 4:33 pm
  2. Cool. Preserve it for another 100 years until they rip the new (then old) building down. The building the ad is painted on will outlast any newer construction from the looks of how they are built these days.

  3. missheather on Sun, 29th Sep 2013 4:56 pm
  4. I hope you’re right!

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