Saturday, February 24, 2018

Circo’s Pastry Shop in Bushwick, Brooklyn has been in business since 1945

This Italian 🇮🇹  #bakery has been using the same original family recipes brought over from Sicily by the current owner, Nino Pierdipino. When we took this #analog photo in 2004 for our book “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York” Nino’s son (and 2nd generation owner), Anthony told us that the @circospastryshop #neon #signage is original and was covered by mesh for safety reasons in the 1970s. It has now been uncovered and restored to working condition.

Circo's and 15 other of our #storefront photos are part of the new exhibition “The Business of Brooklyn” at the Brooklyn Historical Society’s @brooklynhistory location at Pierrepoint Street in Brooklyn Heights.


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Richard’s Barber Shop in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

 We absolutely love the combination of the #handpainted signage in the window and the #stenciled scissors ✂️, comb, razor, pick, and hairbrush on the roll gate and the letter “P” falling off the main #signage.

This #analog photo from 2004 which appears in our book “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York” and 15 other of our #storefront photos are part of the new exhibition “The Business of Brooklyn” at the Brooklyn Historical Society’s @brooklynhistory location at Pierrepoint Street in Brooklyn Heights. The exhibition opens this Friday, February 23rd.


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Hudson. Installation fun over at Art Wynwood.

Fabien Castanier Gallery with artist Mark Jenkins' work just now...




Happy 🎉 Chinese New Year!

 2018 is the year of the dog and to celebrate we are posting Papaya Dog in Midtown. They are a friendly competitor/copy of the original Papaya King 👑 which specializes in hot dogs and papaya and fruit drinks. We love ❤️ their frantic array of #signage trying to draw you in. Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Lunar New Year!


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Hudson. With K, Adam Vargas & Antonio over at Wynwood Walls, Miami last night

Anyone who wanted a copy of Store Front mini and found it sold out please contact us! Thanks again to all who stopped by...


Friday, February 16, 2018

Murray’s Sturgeon Shop has been in business since 1946. It was founded by Murray Bernstein, who passed away in 2000. To hear more about this #momandpop store please join us for a book signing and conversation with us TODAY, Friday, February 16th from 4:30-6 pm at the Wynwood Walls Shop in front of the Okuda Wall at @wynwoodwallsofficial located at 2520 NW 2nd Avenue near NW 26th Street in the Wynwood Arts District of Miami.

Admission is FREE and books will be available for purchase including copies of our newly released “Store Front II-A History Preserved”. This photo of Murray’s Sturgeon 🐟 Shop from 2010 appears in our book “Store Front II-A History Preserved which will be available for purchase at the Wynwood Walls Shop along with copies of our other books “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York” and “Broken Windows-Graffiti NYC”.


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Our book "Store Front II- A History Preserved" and the photo we took the of Kaufman's Army & Navy storefront makes a cameo in a new video

Our book "Store Front II- A History Preserved" and the photo we took of Kaufman's Army & Navy storefront makes a cameo in a new video that takes a look into this historic shop and the interesting military surplus that it specializes in.

Our book also includes a full interview with owner Jim Korn.

Watch the full video here: https://www.highsnobiety.com/p/alpha-industries-military-surplus-new-york-city/