Full article LINK: https://www.6sqft.com/store-front-artists-to-host-free-photography-and-oral-history-workshops-about-mom-and-pops/
"Since publishing “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York,” a photo documentation of iconic mom-and-pops, 10 years ago, photographers James and Karla Murray have become household names around NYC. And they now are letting New Yorkers in on their tricks of the trade in an upcoming two-part workshop in partnership with the Neighborhood Preservation Center. “Capturing the Faces and Voices of Manhattan’s Neighborhood Storefronts” is a “photography and oral history workshop of the cultural significance of mom-and-pop stores and the impact they have on the pulse, life, and texture of their communities.” Participants will not only learn photography skills but how to record oral histories and use these tools for “public awareness and advocacy.”
Friday, March 16, 2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Joe Junior Restaurant in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan is not really a restaurant as it #signage proclaims but a bona fide greasy spoon 🥄 #diner. We have been getting their amazing hamburger deluxe 🍔🍟 for years and that is why we are highlighting this spot for our diner week with @daspots! According to our counterman, Lucas they make them using fresh beef chuck which is delivered daily and sell over 100 hamburgers a day! We also love ❤️ this diner’s classic #sign (notice that steak & chops are advertised) and its 70s Formica counter with stool seating and its wood paneling.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
This week we are celebrating the diverse diners that exist in NYC with @daspots on our instagram @jamesandkarla!
To kick things off, we are posting 3 Star Diner in the Upper East Side ⭐️⭐️⭐️! This #diner is very reasonably priced for the neighborhood (1462 First Ave at 76th Street) and is also open 24 hours. We are particularly fond of having breakfast 🍳 at night, especially when shooting long exposures in the evening, like this photo taken after the sun went down 🌆.
Monday, March 12, 2018
We love its #handpainted #signage and also appreciate that the owner really cares about the children in the neighborhood and has always tried to keep his prices low. When we interviewed him in 2003 he told us that “I’ve always tried to keep the neighborhood kids away from drugs.” Full interview with Raul appear in our book “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York.”