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Where's the single oldest ad in all of New York City? Times Square, of course. The 137-year-old billboard promotes "J.A. Keal's Carriage Manufactory Repairing" at 47th and Broadway, although it isn't visible from the street. For the oldest ad that's you can actually see, you'll have to go to Chelsea, where a sign painted on 109 W. 17th Street has been pitching "Carriages, Coupes and Hansoms" since about 1900. [New York Post]