Friday, March 16, 2018

‘Store Front’ artists to host free photography and oral history workshops about mom-and-pops via @6sqft

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"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.”

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Joe Junior Restaurant, Gramercy Park, NYC

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 πŸ₯„ #diner. We have been getting their amazing hamburger deluxe πŸ”πŸŸ 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

Karla & Hudson. WNET Channel 13's Naeem Douglas in the house, just now...

Naeem Douglas for  Thirteen WNET's New York MetroFocus with Karla & Hudson...

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 πŸŒ†.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Raul Candy Store 🍭in the East Village has been in business since 1979.

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.”

Hudson. Midtown fun, NYC, just now...