Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Casa Oliveira Liquors, West Village, NYC

The store has been operating as a liquor store since 1934 after Prohibition ended.
Photo from our book "New York Nights".

Monday, December 29, 2014

Molly W., winner of this year's Holiday Puzzle with her prize, a signed copy of STORE FRONT: The Disappearing Face of New York.

Check out her fantastic website Vernacular Typography:  

Here is the winning solution:

H - Sunshine Theater
A - Reynold’s Bar
P - Donut Pub
P - Olympic Diner
Y - Subway Inn

H - Hinsch's
O - The Pavilion Theatre
L - Broadway Wines & Liquors
I - Ideal Dinettes
D - Skylight Diner
A - Capital Fishing Tackle
Y - Oyster Bar
S - Goldberger’s Pharmacy

& - Russ & Daughters

H - Show World
A - Frank’s Sporting Goods
P - Soup ’N’ Burger
P - Lower East Side Coffee Shop
Y - Rocky's
N - Mitchell’s Wines & Liquors
E - Pearl Diner
W - Brands Wines & Liquors

Y - Papaya King
E - Gramercy Cafe
A - P&G Cafe
R - J. Braun Liquors

Friday, December 26, 2014

Washington Square Hotel. Greenwich Village, NYC.

It has been operating as a hotel since 1902. The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan have both taken up residence at the hotel.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Congratulations Molly W. who is the winner of our 2nd Annual Holiday Puzzle Challenge!

Your STORE FRONT is on the way! We will post the results Friday for all those who still want to guess!

2nd Annual Holiday Puzzle Challenge

First person to e-mail/private message us and correctly identify the 26 individual New York City storefront signage used in spelling the words "Happy Holidays & Happy New Year" and LIKE our Facebook page will win a signed copy of our book "Store Front:The Disappearing Face of New York" (Mini edition). Sorry but we can only mail the book to people residing in the continental U.S.

1962 Plymouth Valiant 200

Merry Christmas at Vazac’s Horseshoe Bar, East Village, NYC. The building has been around since the 1935, when it was built as a Polish catering hall.

Monday, December 22, 2014

The 24 Best Photo Essays Of 2014 - Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York—10 Years Later

"A decade later, they returned to capture what those stores have become in a new project, Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York—10 Years Later. The answer: Subways, Chase bank branches, and Verizon stores."

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Rockefeller Christmas Tree, NYC.

We were lucky to have have a really tall tripod to get this shot for free. All relatively close-up views of the famed tree straight-on are now blocked off for a pay-a-fee photographic service through "Rockefeller Center Tree" photos in conjunction with Kodak.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

GVSHP PROGRAM: Capturing the Disappearing Storefronts of Greenwich Village & East Village December 2, 2014 YouTube Video

GVSHP discussion deep in the East Village:
638 East 6th Street between Ave B & C
"Capturing the Disappearing Storefronts of Greenwich Village and the East Village"
Tuesday, December 2, 2014.