Friday, January 31, 2014

The Carriage Horse's Names Revealed

Thanks to carriage horse driver Christina Hansen we now know the names of all the horses in our carriage horse panoramic photo.









Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Famous Oyster Bar: Closed

(Above image from NEW YORK NIGHTS)

From Jeremiah's Vanishing New York:   

Excerpt from NEW YORK NIGHTS:  The Famous Oyster Bar is a family-owned seafood restaurant, which has been in business since 1959. "The same family has operated this restaurant since it first opened. I have been working here for over 21 years. My father was a good friend of the owner and now the restaurant has been passed onto his daughter. There are not many family-run restaurants left in this area between Times Square and Carnegie Hall and we hope to remain here for many more years. The neon signs outside are original and even the interior of the restaurant still has that old world Cape Cod feel to it. Unfortunately the family does not own the building. We were very fortunate in that we had the same landlord for many, many years but now the building has changed ownership so it is hard to say what will happen to us. Business has been affected due to the economy. This restaurant has always relied on tourism for its customer base since we are conveniently located to many hotels and nearby theaters and attractions. We try to keep our prices reasonable and yet still deliver fresh high quality oysters, lobster and fish dishes." Roxanne Gallas, manager

Sunday, January 26, 2014

1960 Corvette Roadster

Sunshine Theater, Lower East Side, NY

From our book NEW YORK NIGHTS



Schellingstrabe 143 On the corner of Schleibheimer Strabe 80798 Munich, Germany

The critics on NEW YORK NIGHTS Winner New York Society Library 2012 New York City Book Award:

NEW YORK NIGHTS is a neon-soaked celebration of the nocturnal institutions that keep the city that never sleeps awake, satiated and comfortably numb.
Mark Lamster The New York Times

The Murray’s, who gave us the enchanting Store Front, a daylight look at dozens of mom & pop stores across the five boroughs, have returned with New York Nights. But please don’t think of this as the noir version of their first book. It’s more like the Through the Looking Glass companion to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Gotham at night for the Murrays is pure enchantment.
Malcolm Jones Newsweek/The Daily Beast

Monday, January 6, 2014

A look back at 2013...

Some of our personal favorites from the past year.
A&S Mini Market.  Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY. 

Cold Morning. East Village, NY.

Steps. Jacob Riis Projects, East Village, NY.

Pat's 99 Store. Little Haiti, Miami.

Merkin Paint. Closed. Miami.

Kingston Lounge. Closed. Brooklyn, NY.

Karla, Hudson. Deep under a pill box drain.

Temperance Fountain. Tompkins Square Park, East Village, NY.

Lifeguard Station. South Beach, Miami.

Diner. South Beach, Miami.

Autumn. Union Square Park, NY.

Karla. Croton Aquaduct, NY.

Snow. Looking south,  Manhattan, NY

Sunset. Looking north, Midtown Manhattan, NY

Train, Williamsburg Bridge, NY.

Fireworks. Near The Brooklyn Bridge, NY.

  Hari Krishna Tree. Tompkins Square Park, NY.

Lower East Side, Manhattan, NY.

Mama Rose Grocery Store. Miami.

Heatwave, Washington Square Park. Greenwich Village, NY.

Tear down. The Bronx, NY.

St. Charles Transient. Gone. Upper East Side, NY.

1960 Buick Electra. Miami.

Phone call, summer. East Village, NY.

400 Tavern. Harlem, NY.

1958 DeSoto Fireflite. Brooklyn, NY.

Home. Miami.

Sunset. Miami.

1956 Cadillac Coupe DeVille. Fort Lauderdale. 

Station. Florida.

Drugs. New Jersey.

Southern Fox Lounge. Florida.

Cris Cross Motel. Gone.  Miami, Florida.

Santo Domingo Chimi. Brooklyn, NY

A Touch of Class Hairstylist. NYC.

Feast of San Gennaro. Little Italy, NY.

Low Rider Bicycles. Flatiron, NY

6863. Little Haiti, Miami.

Sunset. Lower Manhattan, NY

Roof top party, late. East Village, NY.

2013 Tribute in Lights. Lower Manhattan, NY.

14 Ounce Cup. Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

1956 DeSoto Fireflite. Near Central Park, NY.

Autumn, Poets Walk. Central Park. NY.

Tobacco Road Liquor Bar. Miami, Florida.

Club 327. NYC.

Berkley Coat Suits Dresses. Brooklyn, NY.

1966 Ford Custom Cab. Chelsea, NY.

1957 Nash Metropolitan. Manhattan, NY.

Chinatown. NYC.

Autumn. Gramercy Park, NY.

Chinatown. NYC.

Sunset. Lower Manhattan, NY.

Hawk, Tompkins Square Park. East Village, NY.

Diner. Gramercy, NY.