Store Front


Photographers James and Karla Murray created a book that makes me wax nostalgic for New York City… Store Front is a photographic account of the classic, retro store signage fading from the NY street scape.  The owners of these mom-and-pop businesses invited James and Karla into the shops, and often into their homes, telling them the stories behind the facades- many of which are included in the book. It’s broken up by neighborhoods and my old ‘hood {the East Village} is chock full of gems- some of which are sadly now gone {CBGB’s and Mars Bar} and many of which still exist today {Gem Spa, McSorley’s Ale House, and 2nd Ave Deli}.  NY-ophiles, this one‘s for you!

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{All images, of course, from the book}

 

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