Friday, September 30, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
“James and Karla Murray went on a mission to document some of New York’s last standing mom and pop shops, with blinking signs in vintage typography and small corner stores with cluttered windows. Their book, Store Front - The Disappearing Face of New York, features photos of New York’s backbone: the forgotten butcher shops, tailors, bakeries, fabric wholesalers and more. And according to the Murray, over the eight years it took them to complete the project, one third of the stores featured have closed. Where you at, NY?” Brianne Garcia for Complex
Friday, September 23, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Please support St. Marks Bookshop!
Monday, September 19, 2011
Please join The Lower East Side History Project for a special walking tour with James & Karla Murray, the photographers and authors of STORE FRONT: The Disappearing Face of New York, as we visit some of the East Village and Lower East Side storefronts documented in their book, and remember those which have disappeared.
Sunday, October 16, 12:00pm
RSVP required, space is limited!
Meeting location provided upon reservation.
$20pp or $35 with signed copy of STORE FRONT (mini): The Disappearing Face of New York (mini) which retails for $25 — that’s a $10 savings!
(Store Front (mini) is a new, more compact and easily portable version of the original best-selling coffee table-size book.)
TO RSVP: Use this contact form, e-mail “andrea(at)leshp.org” or call 347-465-7767
* if you intend to purchase the Store Front book, please specify your request no later than Oct 4th, 2011
*Books will be distributed on the day of the tour
*Payment for the tour and the book will be accepted in the form of cash on the day of the tour
The Lower East Side History Project (LESHP) is an award winning non-profit organization dedicated to research, education and preservation.
Special thanks to Andrea Coyle and Eric Ferrara of the Lower East Side History Project for making this event happen.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
“The mom-and-pop stores that once defined New York City are slowly disappearing.
We came across some amazing photos of the bakeries, delis and record stores that have either closed or are fighting to survive in Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York.
Its authors, James and Karla Murray, told us that “when we wrote the introduction to our book in late 2008, only about one-third of the stores we had photographed were gone.” Now half have disappeared.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
We are proud to have our STORE FRONT photos featured in the Denim & Supply window display and both the men’s and women’s stores at Macy’s Herald Square flagship location in New York City. Our photos also appear in Ralph Lauren’s new Denim & Supply print campaign and at the new Denim & Supply shops worldwide, including Hong Kong, Amsterdam and Paris.
34th Street window: