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Project Neon Sheds Some Light on the City's Best Signs

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Images via Project Neon/Flickr

Even if you didn't experience neon in its heyday, it's hard not to get nostalgic for the days of New York City yesteryear each time you pass a flickering neon sign. Usually reserved for parking garages, drug stores, sex shops, wine shops, and a lot of Italian restaurants, the lights of the city are still blinking, and the Project Neon Tumblr aims to document some of the best. Run by a self-described "girl in the big city," the blog hosts photographs of signs from the famous (The Apollo, C.O. Bigelow, Katz's Delicatessen) to the flashy (Gonzalez y Gonzalez and highlights from Times Square peep shows) and all that's in between. —Tiffany Yannetta
· Project Neon [Tumblr]
· Project Neon [Flickr]

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