Thursday, December 13, 2007

Old Florist Shops Show Themselves in Carroll Gardens & Brooklyn Heights

Park Lane Florist

We love old signs, and we're especially amused to find not one, but two, old florist shop signs currently showing themselves in Carroll Gardens and Brooklyn Heights. A special GL correspondent shot and submitted both photos. The "RK LANE FLORI" sign on top is over Bagels by the Park on Smith Street. The one below is from a shop in Brooklyn Heights. Our correspondent writes:
Bagels by the Park's iron gate repair revealed the old Park Lane Florist sign from over 20 years ago, an old Carroll Gardens fixture at Smith & President Streets. Another florist sign blooms on Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights after a fa├žade strip and board job reveals the quaint Flower Mart sign.
We're sure that, like all old signs, except the ones that might be sold for decorative purposes, these will be covered up again soon.

Flower Mart Sign



Anonymous Anonymous said...

if youlike old signs you should see what has surfaced on clinton st, just past the BQE across from the projects. old cheap joes is no longer there and some old signs for a "clinton Cafe" and others have appeared. god knows from what era, but I'm guessing pre-bqe...

10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember the owners of Park Lane Florist and shopped there often. The wife's name was Mary, and she eventually went blind (I think she was a diabetic). They were very nice people.

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Show us the signs on Clinton!
I also remember the Park Lane Florist...

11:54 AM  
Blogger Lisanne said...

and the bagel store used to be between carroll & president,now occupied by one of those chi chi gift stores (they didn't keep the sign!)

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have pics of Clinton Cafe sign. I'll send them. PS: Too bad that the beautiful hardware sign that was briefly revealed on Atlantic (Moxie playspace to come) is now gone.

6:38 PM  
Blogger Brooks of Sheffield said...

Actually, the Park Lane Florist sign has been visible ever since Bagels by the Park opened years ago. They never covered it up, just hung an awning over it.

9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, the sign, it was partialy visable, but, now you can see more of it. BBtheP was JV Bagel, which I loved! I'm not too fond of the newer store. Never go inside..I have very vague memories of the Florist shop, and I have been in CG since '88. I can't remember what it was after the florist...Great, Email the pics to Gowanus Lounge!! Happy Friday.

7:54 AM  

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