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!