A faded East Village sign for a glazier’s workshop

Ideal Glass is a nondescript name for a glass business. Lots of
products and services were “ideal” in the mid-20th
century—like the old
Ideal Hosiery store on Grand Street
, which had its own
wonderful
1950s sign
.


And who was Samuel Cohen’s son, or Samuel Cohen, for that
matter? The glass makers who ran this store at 20-22 East Second
Street in the East Village may have been lost to the ages.

Since 2004 the garage-like building has been occupied by Ideal
Glass, the performance space.

They pay homage to the previous tenants here with this note on their
website
: the “original space at 22 E 2nd St was transformed
from a 1950’s glazier’s workshop into an independent gallery
space and art collective.”

Source: FS – NYC Real Estate
A faded East Village sign for a glazier’s workshop