Handbook of Neon Sign and Cold Cathode Lighting
Edited by Wane Strattman
Hey, this came in the mail yesterday! I am going to learn all that can be learned from a book about neon signs, the science behind them and how to make & repair them. It’s a bit of a dry text book so it will probably take a while to get through, but I’ll let you know the most interesting things I find out.
Dublin House Tap Room
(On the Upper West Side on W 79th Street between Broadway & Amsterdam)
I’ve been to the Dublin House Tap Room quite a few times since I started this project (though I didn’t always bring my camera), but haven’t done a proper post yet. And I’m still not doing one! I will say it’s one of the most memorable neon signs in New York, and a wonderful bar (especially on weeknight evenings, or early on — but then I’m an old fogey who likes quietish bars when you can hear yourself think).
You guys, the day job has been taking up more of my energy than usual lately — I apologize in advance for what will likely be a slight slowdown in the neon department for the next couple of months (not a stoppage, just a bit of an ebb). Happily, though, I’ve got a lot of neon fun to work on this weekend, some of which I’ll tell you about later, but one thing I’ll share now, which is the reason for posting the picture above: I’m reading Jef Klein’s book The History and Stories of the Best Bars of New York, because I’m going to be giving a short introduction to her upcoming talk:
The History of the Dublin House & Irish Pubs on the Upper West Side
An informal talk by Jef Klein, author of
The History and Stories of the Best Bars of New York
Introduction by Kirsten Hively of Project Neon
$10 for the general public, free for Landmarks West members
Thursday March 22, 6:30 PM
The back room of Dublin House, at 225 West 79th Street
You should come!