The truth about pepper & POTTER

An article in today’s New York Times talks about the old PEPPER & POTTER sign in Brooklyn near the base of the Manhattan Bridge: A Car Dealership Defined by Big Dreams and Bigger Letters.

My aunt and uncle have lived a couple of blocks away from that sign for more than 35 years and when we were kids we would frequently pass it on the way home from visiting them.  We’d whisper "Pepper" and scream "Potter".  It’s funny to finally learn the story behind what we always considered to be a private family joke.

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One response to “The truth about pepper & POTTER

  1. I thought the short-lived "Me-tech" sign was rather self-centered.  Little did I know.  Thanks for the link.

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