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 🍰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



Saturday, August 12, 2017

Stage Restaurant, East Village, NYC

Stage Restaurant on Second Avenue near St. Mark's Place as photographed in 2003 for our book "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York".
This small restaurant that had no tables, only counter seating with stools, closed in 2015 after 35 years in business. To see this print at near life-size please come to "Capturing the Lower East Side Storefronts" exhibition we are curating at the Theater for the New City Gallery located at 155 First Avenue near 10th Street.

The opening reception is this Monday, August 14th from 6-9 pm. It is FREE to attend and in addition to seeing the photography and oral history on display, there will be free wine 🍷 courtesy of @tastewineco and free beer 🍻 courtesy of @jimmysno43 and free cheese and crackers courtesy of Westside Market and free Italian pastries and cookies courtesy of @venierospastry! We hope to see everyone at the opening!


Friday, August 11, 2017

Thank you The Municipal Art Society of New York for being a lead sponsor of our Capturing the Lower East Side’s Storefronts Oral History & Photo Exhibition at the Theater for the New City Gallery.

We will be leading a walking tour (previous tour pictured below) for MAS titled "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York - Mom-&-Pop Storefronts of the East Village/Lower East Side" on Sunday, September 17, 12:00 PM  

To register for the tour: https://secure.mas.org/np/clients/masnyc/event.jsp?event=3089  

Or: You can reach MAS tour director Ted Mineau at tours@mas.org or call (212) 935-3960 with any questions or comments


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Graphic designer / typographer Molly Woodward helping out over at The Theater for the New City Gallery.

Molly's photos of Classic Coffee Shop and interview with the owner are included in our show...

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


Our photos of artist Ehren Shorday's Bushwick loft for 6sqft:

https://www.6sqft.com/my-900sqft-artist-ehren-shorday-fills-his-bushwick-loft-with-trash-and-treasures/


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Graphic Designer Jennifer Parra helping out with the install at Theater for the New City Gallery.

Photos on left by Mike Ursone, right by Jennifer Parra. Thanks Jennifer & Mike for the all help. Videographer Mike Ursone was also filming at the gallery as part of a short documentary about the show.

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 & Light Bites Provided

Show runs August 14- September 18, 2017


Monday, August 7, 2017

A visit to Jimmy's No. 43, our official beer sponsor for our opening reception of CAPTURING THE LOWER EAST SIDE'S STOREFRONTS ORAL HISTORY & PHOTO EXHIBITION

We would like to thank Jimmy's No. 43 as our official beer sponsor for our opening reception of CAPTURING THE LOWER EAST SIDE'S STOREFRONTS ORAL HISTORY & PHOTO EXHIBITION  on Monday, August 14th from 6-9 pm at The Theater For The New City Gallery at 155 First Avenue at 10th Street. 

Jimmy's No. 43 located at 43 East 7th Street near Second Avenue is an East Village bar & kitchen with deep roots in the New York beer community. They are known for their wide selection of craft beer and an upscale pub menu. Jimmy's also hosts tastings, art events & performances at their basement level locale.

The owner, Jimmy Carbone, is also the president of the East Village Independent Merchant Association, another generous sponsor of our exhibition.


K. Typing up labels for "Capturing the Lower East Side’s Storefronts Oral History & Photo Exhibition's" photos on our Remington Noiseless Model 7 (Manufactured March 1947)

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 & Light Bites Provided
Show runs August 14- September 18, 2017


Hudson. Under the elevated, Brooklyn, NYC, just now...


Friday, August 4, 2017

Limited edition poster for our "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
Wine & Light Bites Provided
Show runs August 14- September 18, 2017

Experience activism and community through the lens of photographers, as they display their work from two free 2017 workshops with acclaimed photographers and award-winning authors Karla and James Murray. In two sessions at the Neighborhood Preservation Center, the famed duo taught participants how to use photography and oral history to raise public awareness, build community, and encourage advocacy. Participants learned to create their own powerful photographs of neighborhood storefronts and connected with proprietors through interviews.

Curated by James T. & Karla L. Murray Participating Photographers: Shannon Anderson, Cassondra Bazelow, Yoni Benshlomo, Alyssa Bishop, Stacy Bisignano, Georgina Castanon, Pat DeMarco, Geoff Fellows, Leah Frances, Damian Kolody, Janet Li, Salvatore Napoli, Jackie Neale, Jennifer Parra, Jarrett Robertson, Heather Rogan, Tessa Rushton, Erika Sequeira, Lindsay Smilow, Asya Stepnova, Michael Theodore, Mike Ursone, Nakeesha Van Wyk, Chinh Vo, Avra Wacks, Lisa Wong, Maria Liu Wong, Monica Wong, Molly Woodward, Pixie Yates

Capturing the Faces and Voices of the Lower East Side’s Disappearing Mom-and-Pop Storefronts is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Done in partnership with the Neighborhood Preservation Center. Additional support provided by Theater For The New City.

SPONSORS: New York State Council on the Arts, The Municipal Art Society of New York, Veselka :: Beceлкa, The Village Alliance, East Village Community Coalition , Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation Gvshp, Amalgamated Bank, Townsquared, Fourth Arts Block FABNYC, East Village Independent Merchants Association, Gingko Press

Refreshments provided by: Jimmy's No. 43, Veniero's, Westside Market NYC

Exhibition Photographs Generously Printed by Unique Visuals

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Bedford Baking Studio, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

We love the retro style of this #storefront, a combination coffee shop ☕️ and Turkish-influenced bakery.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The prints generously donated from Unique Copy Center and Unique Visuals NY have ARRIVED!

Participants photography for our Capturing the Lower East Side’s Storefronts Oral History & Photo Exhibition to be exhibited at The Theater for the New City Gallery from August 14- September 18, 2017.

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




Our photos of interior designer Alessandro Pasquale's apartment for 6SqFt​...

LINK: https://www.6sqft.com/my-900sqft-alessandro-pasquale-interior-designer-bed-stuy-house-tour


Thank You The Municipal Art Society of New York for being a lead sponsor of our STORE FRONT exhibition!

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

Experience activism and community through the lens of photographers, as they display their work from two free 2017 workshops with acclaimed photographers and award-winning authors Karla and James Murray. In two sessions at the Neighborhood Preservation Center, the famed duo taught participants how to use photography and oral history to raise public awareness, build community, and encourage advocacy. Participants learned to create their own powerful photographs of neighborhood storefronts and connected with proprietors through interviews.

Curated by James T. & Karla L. Murray Participating Photographers: Shannon Anderson,  Cassondra Bazelow,  Yoni Benshlomo,  Alyssa Bishop,  Stacy Bisignano, Georgina Castanon, Pat DeMarco, Geoff Fellows, Leah Frances, Damian Kolody, Janet Li, Salvatore Napoli, Jackie Neale, Jennifer Parra, Jarrett Robertson, Heather Rogan,  Tessa Rushton, Erika Sequeira, Lindsay Smilow, Asya Stepnova, Michael Theodore, Mike Ursone, Nakeesha Van Wyk, Chinh Vo, Avra Wacks, Lisa Wong, Maria Liu Wong, Monica Wong, Molly Woodward,  Pixie Yates

Capturing the Faces and Voices of the Lower East Side’s Disappearing Mom-and-Pop Storefronts is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Done in partnership with the Neighborhood Preservation Center.

Additional support provided by Theater For The New City.

SPONSORS: New York State Council on the Arts, The Municipal Art Society of New York,  Veselka :: Beceлкa, The Village Alliance,  East Village Community Coalition , Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation Gvshp,  Amalgamated Bank,  Townsquared,  Fourth Arts Block FABNYC, East Village Independent Merchants Association, Gingko Press

Refreshments provided by:  Jimmy's No. 43, Veniero's, Westside Market NYC
Exhibition Photographs Generously Printed by Unique Visuals

Saturday, July 29, 2017

French Roast in Greenwich Village closed this week.

This diner/bistro opened on the corner of Sixth Avenue and 11th Street in 1993 and was one of the few restaurants that was open 24-hours a day in the area. We remember eating there after marching in the Village Halloween Parade in 1994. It always attracted a mix of clientele, from neighborhood locals to celebrities and tourists. We don't know exactly why they closed but wouldn't be surprised if it had something to do with a rent increase. #storefront #disappearingfaceofnewyork #diner #bistro


Thursday, July 27, 2017

One last visit to Great Jones Cafe, East Village, NYC...


The Great Jones Cafe closed at the end of dinner service last night. This cafe, which opened in 1983, was known for its reasonably priced Cajun-style food and for its #vintage #jukebox which was curated by long-time general manager Bill Judkins. Bill, who parted ways with the restaurant in March, took his record collection from the jukebox with him. Let There Be Neon, the 40 year-old neon sign shop in Manhattan, created the EAT neon that hangs in their window. The news of its immediate closure hit us particularly hard because not only did we photograph it for our book Store Front II-A History Preserved" but we are currently curating an exhibition based on a series of photography and oral history workshops that we taught at the Neighborhood Preservation Center and this Cafe was photographed by 2 of the participants, including @americansquares. This month, we have now lost both Cup & Saucer and now the Great Jones Cafe. #storefront #disappearingfaceofnewyork 


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Gino's, Upper East Side NYC

The restaurant was opened in 1945 by Gino Circiello.  Gino's specialized in moderately priced #Italian 🇮🇹f ood 🍝 and was known for its tomato-red wallpaper printed with 314 leaping zebras. Ed Sullivan and Frank Sinatra often dined at Gino's aka Gino of Capri. Gino passed away in 2001 at age 89 and his long-time waiter, Salvatore Doria, took ownership of the restaurant along with the chef, Michele Miele. Sadly, they were forced to close the #restaurant in 2010 when their rent was increased by $8,000 a month to over $30,000 a month and health-care costs of their employees also increased. A cupcake cafe (Sprinkles Cupcakes) took its place. #storefront #disappearingfaceofnewyork 



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Hank's Saloon in Brooklyn

We love the fact that you can hear live music 🎶 at this old #tavern. #storefront