Friday, November 28, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2014, NYC.

Snow, sleet, and rain.

Papa Smurf...

...The Aflac Duck...

...and Spongebob Squarepants giant balloons float past Bryant Park.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

DeRobertis Pastry Shoppe set to close at the end of next week.

DeRobertis Pasticceria was established in 1904 in the East Village. They are famous for their cannolis and sfogliatella.

Photo from our book "New York Nights".

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Lunch With A Photographer Series by Daniel Krieger Professional Photographer for the New York Times,, Food&Wine, and Bon Appétit.

We had the pleasure of being chosen by Photographer Daniel Krieger for his exciting "Lunch With A Photographer Series". We met with him at our favorite dim sum restaurant Nom Wah Tea Parlor in NYC's Chinatown. We also had the chance to wander the streets of Chinatown, Little Italy and The Lower East Side with him and point out more of our favorite spots which we have photographed as well as some choice vintage neon signs. Here are the links to both his instagram and facebook sites for you to follow:

Here's Daniel Krieger's  text and photos from the day:

"We live and breathe photography."

"For my 13th installment of my ‪#‎LunchWithAPhotographerSeries‬ I met up with husband and wife photography team @jamesandkarla. I knew these two were obsessed with photography when I began following them years ago through Flickr. James and Karla have at this point photographed thousands of historic New York City storefronts in a consistent effort of creating a clean, straight on composition. They have several books out including "Store Front, The disappearing face of New York." They are out photographing something ever single day.

"The same way people talk about rainforests disappearing we are concerned about these stores, which are closing by the minute." It's important for them to create the best possible image of a storefront because that's how they want everyone to remember it by.
Take a minute to view their Instagram page to see some beautiful NYC images and come back later today to see what we had for lunch."

Among the delicious items we enjoyed were Shrimp & Snow Pea Leaf Dumplings, Shrimp Sui Mai, Vegetarian Dumplings, Scallion Pancakes, The "Original" Egg Roll, Stuffed Eggplant and Pan Fried Noodle with Superior Soy Sauce. We also sipped on Jasmine Tea. Some items are shown in Daniel's photo below:

Nom Wah Tea Parlor is one of the few generational businesses which were featured in both our books, "STORE FRONT:The Disappearing Face of New York" and "New York Nights."

We interviewed the current owner, Wilson Tang for "New York Nights": "I am probably one of the few Chinese people in New York who has stuck with the family business and also brought it to the next level."

Above: Nom Wah Tea Parlor (2005) from STORE FRONT: The Disappearing Face of New York 
Below: Nom Wah Tea Parlor (2011) from NEW YORK NIGHTS

Liquors. Brooklyn, NYC.

Bow Bridge, Autumn. Central Park, NYC.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Late afternoon, today, NYC. Where are we? ‪

#‎newyorkcity‬ ‪#‎autumninnewyork‬ ‪#‎leaves‬ ‪#‎billieholiday‬ ‪#‎bridge‬ ‪#‎woods‬ ‪#‎fall‬ ‪#‎autumn‬ ‪#‎nyc‬

1965 Nova Wagon


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Autumn, Central Park, NYC.

Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York and New York Nights at Theater Basel, Switzerland

Near life size prints of images from our book Store Front, as well as neon signage from New York Nights are incorporated into the sets for "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui", an parable play by Bertolt Brecht which opened last week at Theater Basel Switzerland. The play's sets were designed by Gabriela Neubauer. Brooklyn's Katy's Candy and The Bronx's La Pastora Bakery are among others that provide the back drop. Neon signage from Broadway Liquors, J.G. Melon and Times Square's Playpen are included as well.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Store Fronts: The Disappearing Face of New York at the Municipal Art Society 2014 Summit

"In “Store Fronts: The Disappearing Face of New York,” photographers James T. and Karla L. Murray pay tribute to one of the city’s most cherished yet endangered assets - the “mom and pop shop.” In this Smart Talk, the authors speak to the motivation behind documenting this unique aspect of New York and what it means for the future of our city."

7K's Gift Shop, NYC.