Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Our visit to Jamie & Brian Stelter of NY1 & CNN's Lincoln Square home for 6sqft...

LINK: https://www.6sqft.com/my-700sqft-news-anchors-jamie-and-brian-stelter-open-up-their-sunny-lincoln-square-home/

"If these two friendly faces look familiar it’s because they grace your television screen daily. Jamie Stelter has been NY1’s traffic reporter for the past eight years, gaining fame not only for her onscreen rapport with Pat Kiernan but for her naturally bubbly personality (especially important when you go on air at 5am!), and Brian Stelter is a former media reporter for the New York Times and the current senior media correspondent and host of “Reliable Sources” for CNN. And while this might sound like a recipe for one intimidating couple, the Stelters are about as down-to-earth and warm as they come."


No. 1 Professional Barber Shop💈 in Harlem

We were blown away when we discovered the amazing #handpainted #signage this barber shop has. Not only does it have great #lettering but also has a painting of a guy getting a trim 💇🏽‍♂️and two babies 👶 crawling near a miniature car 🚗 that doubles as a hair cutting seat 💺 for kids getting their first haircut (see the actual yellow mini car hair cutting seat near the window). Photo from 2010 appears in our book "Store Front II-A History Preserved".


Sunday, January 14, 2018

C & D Candy Store 🍭 🍫 in the Belmont "Little 🇮🇹 Italy" neighborhood of the Bronx.

 When we posted our #analog photo the other day of Mt. Carmel Candy Store we received a message from one of our followers who was touched by our photo as it brought back memories of the neighborhood. She told us that she and her family lived above C&D Candy Store and her grandmother was the super of the building. Her mother ended up buying C&D Candy Store 🍭 when she was 18 years old and the whole family worked there at one point. She asked us to please post our photo of the shop as the family recently lost their grandmother (who was the matriarch of the family) and it would "mean the world to us". We love when we hear from followers who have such a personal connection to our photos and especially when it is so meaningful 💔to them! It touches our heart too 💓! https://www.instagram.com/jamesandkarla




Saturday, January 13, 2018

Royal Castle, Miami, Florida

This hamburger-based 🍔 restaurant chain was founded in 1938 by William Singer and became known for its Mini-hamburgers that are similar to those sold by White Castle. During its peak in the 1960s when there were over 175 locations, burgers cost 15 cents and birch beer 🍺 and French fries 🍟 were 7 cents each. The Royal 👑 Castle motto was "Fit for a King" but by 1970s the chain began to lose ground to other fast-food hamburger chains. We loved this location's #vintage orange #neonsign with its unique #font.