6th Avenue between 55th & 56th


Nice large neon sign for a bakery.


Coca-Cola privilege sign on a bar.

The Ernest Klein supermarket opened on this block some time in the 1970s.



6th Avenue & 48th Street (Royal National Bank of New York, National Bank of North America)


Royal National Bank of New York was founded in 1925, and acquired by Federal Security National Bank in 1972. (Federal Security was later acquired by Chemical Bank which is now JP Morgan Chase).


National Bank of North America – we’ve encountered this bank before on our journey.

Today the corner has a Gap and a First Republic Bank.


6th Avenue & 47th Street (Lucien Piccard, Fabrikant Brothers)


Lucien Piccard and Furman & Myers share a huge clock/sign. Lucien Piccard is a well-known Swiss watchmarker. I don’t know what Furman & Myers is. The time is now 2:30. Note the old Transit Authority logo at the subway entrance in the foreground.


World International/Fabrikant Brothers. Not sure what World International is. Fabrikant Brothers was started in the Bowery in the 1930s, then moved to this location in the Diamond District in 1960, becoming one of the district’s leading jewelers. Today the business is known as Robert Fabrikant and is located on Fifth Avenue.

On the south side of the corner, the clock is gone and the subway entrance looks different . . .


. . . while on the north side the location that once housed Fabrikant is now Malidani Jewelry.