Please join us as we lead a Store Front walking tour of the East Village and Lower East Side this coming Sunday, June 7th at 12 pm (noon) sponsored by the Municipal Arts Society of New York. @mas_nyc The cost is $20/$15 Members We will visit some of the remarkable #momandpop #storefronts documented in our book "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York" and "New York Nights" and remember those that have disappeared. We will stop in many culinary specialty stores and sample #food Tickets can be purchased online at www.mas.org or call (212) 935-2075 Monday-Friday 9-5. Meeting location is provided after tickets are purchased. Tour will proceed rain or shine.
Sunshine Theater was established in 1917 by Charlie Steiner, but previously was a church and then a nickelodeon showing Yiddish theater. The Sunshine Theater remained in business until 1945 but was reopened in late 2001 as an art-house multiplex after a $12 million renovation. The theater site is now being marketed to developers with an asking price of $35 million, so although Sunshine Theater's lease runs through 2018, its future looks in serious jeopardy. Photo and full text appear in our book "New York Nights". #storefront #theater #lowereastside #saveNYC #cinema #masnyc