Friday, August 18, 2017

D'Auito Bakery on Eighth Avenue in Chelsea was founded in 1924.

When Mario D'Auito took over the bakery from his father in 1977, he "decided to specialize in cheesecake." When we interviewed Mario in 2008 for our book "Store Front:The Disappearing Face of New York", he told us that he bakes around 40,000 cheesecakes a day and then flash freezes them and ships them worldwide. Sadly after nearly 80 years in business, this #momandpop bakery ­čŹ░closed in 2013. #storefront #disappearingfaceofnewyork


Thursday, August 17, 2017

In honor of #NationalThriftShopDay we are posting this Salvation Army Thrift Store in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

We love its #handpainted #signage and the large windows displaying various items they have for sale. Sadly many new #storefront designs do not incorporate large areas for window displays but instead maximize the interior of the store's square footage for merchandise. #signgeeks Photo from our book STORE FRONT: The Disappearing Face of New York.




Wednesday, August 16, 2017

With the Lower Eastside Girls Club photo class for a discussion of our exhibition "Capturing the Lower East Side's Storefronts", just now...

Show is at the Theater for the New City Gallery

155 First Avenue at 10th Street NYC 10003

Show runs August 14- September 18, 2017

Open daily 10 am - 10 pm

FREE


Near life-size Love Saves The Day on Second Avenue at East 7th Street 1966-2008 photographed by James & Karla Murray in 2001 for their book "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York".




Prison Keep Off, NYC, earlier...


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

"Capturing the Lower East Side Storefronts" exhibition opening celebration

Thanks to all who came out to the packed house!

Show is at the Theater for the New City Gallery 155 First Avenue at 10th Street NYC 10003 
Call (212)-254-1109
Show runs August 14- September 18, 2017  Open daily 10 am - 10 pm FREE 


Hatsumi Asaka from NHK Television filming at the opening for their upcoming feature on the exhibition.




Hudson with his friend Rudeboy...


Hudson with participant photographer and designer Jarrett Aress and photographer Destiny Mata...


Salvatore Napoli. Salvatore was instrumental with getting the great Unique Copy Center and Unique Visuals NY to donate the printing of the participants photos for our show! 

Thank you Veniero's & Taste Wine Company for the genrous donations #gonein60seconds

Hudson. With Karla & Rudeboy by Rudeboy at Capturing the Lower East Side Storefronts" exhibition opening celebration...

Thanks to participant Jarrett Aress for the photo...

Monday, August 14, 2017

Thank you Manhattan User's Guide!

"The show is intended to raise awareness of the essential NYC character that these businesses embody, threatened by skyrocketing rents. You'll see the work of 30 photographers who participated in two workshops in April and June with the Murrays focusing on neighborhood stores. Since the workshops took place, two of the stores photographed by participants have closed. "

Opening reception TONIGHT Monday, Aug 14 6-9pm
FREE
Theater for the New City Gallery 155 First Avenue at 10th Street NYC 10003
Call (212)-254-1109
Beer & Light Bites Provided
Show runs August 14- September 18, 2017


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Hudson. Relaxing and taking selfies over at the Theater for the New City Gallery.

Meet Hudson at "Capturing the Lower East Side’s Storefronts Oral History & Photo Exhibition" Opening reception Monday, Aug 14 6-9pm
FREE
Theater for the New City Gallery
155 First Avenue at 10th Street NYC 10003
Call (212)-254-1109
Beer, Wine & Light Bites Provided
Show runs August 14- September 18, 2017