An old sign advertising an astrologist named Lauren on 74th and Columbus who promises to “solve all problems of life” is up for auction at an upstate auction house next week. The astrologist is no longer at that location and the phone number has been reassigned. It’s not clear when the sign is from.

Did anyone ever go to this astrologist? Did she correctly predict your future? Did she tell you who would win the NCAA tournament this year? Will the Democrats take back the House in 2018?

The Copake auction will take place online, so you don’t have to attend, though you can preview the auction in person. The auctioneer expects it to go for $50-$75. Learn more here.

Thanks to Terry for the tip.

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    1. UWSHebrew says:

      the styling of the sign is 1960’s. is that now considered “old”?

      • lynn says:

        It’s somewhere between vintage and (closer to) antique, so it’s definitely old, lol.

    2. Panko R Crumb says:

      CLAIMS: “solve all problems of life”

      *goes out of business.


    3. John says:

      I bet she did not see that coming

    4. Bobby says:

      astrology is one of the many tools of the devil. -Momma Boucher

    5. jezbel says:

      No area code listed. That’s at least when all of New York was 212.

    6. Maria says:

      This woman was on the corner of my block. First she was Lauren, then Mrs. Lauren, then Mrs. Maria. I once saw a young lady coming out of the apartment telling her boyfriend, “If I give her $20, I can get the complete reading!” Many readings bought this lady a mink coat. In the summer, she sat outside with another woman and a man. They were part of Roma culture.

      • Cat says:

        I used to see these signs (or signs in windows) in almost every neighborhood, years ago, but had forgotten all about them. Just curious if there are any left.

      • Beth says:

        Maria, when was “Mrs Lauren ” on your corner? What year/decade ?

    7. Mark Moore says:

      January 1, 1985 is when the 718 area code first went into effect.

    8. Marie says:

      What is the value of the sign? Culturally or artistically? Why? It’s not even a sign with neon lights.