Tuesday, November 3, 2015

STORE FRONT II: A History Preserved in stock first at Strand Book Store !

From STORE FRONT II: Patsy's Italian Restaurant on West 56th Street by Broadway was founded by Pasquale "Patsy" Scognamillo in 1944. It is now being run by the third-generation of the family and they continue to specialize in authentic ‪#‎Italian‬ cuisine. Patsy's was Frank Sinatra's favorite restaurant and he often fined there after recording at his nearby studio. Their gorgeous ‪#‎script‬ ‪#‎neonsign‬ is original and can be seen glowing from Broadway. Photo is from 2009 and appears in our new book "Store Front II - A History Preserved" along with full interview with the 3rd-generation co-owner. ‪#‎storefront‬ ‪#‎food‬ ‪#‎neon‬ ‪#‎neongeeks‬ ‪#‎signgeeks‬ ‪#‎signage‬ ‪#‎typography‬

EVENT: STORE FRONT II - A History Preserved: The Disappearing Face of New York Enjoy an Evening with Village locals James and Karla Murray to celebrate the release of their latest book, Store Front II, at the Strand Bookstore's Rare Book Room.  The Murrays, who live nearby, will present a slideshow of photos of their favorite local spots handpicked from their collection, followed by an open Q & A session with the authors.
At Strand Bookstore 3rd Floor Rare Book Room 828 Broadway (& 12th Street) New York, NY 10003 November 16th, 7:30 to 8:30 pm Call (212)473-1452 or visit http://www.strandbooks.com/event/store-front-2
Buy a copy of Store Front II or a $20 gift card in order to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand's 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

"James and Karla Murray have been capturing impeccably accurate photographs of New York City since the 1990s. In the course of their travels throughout the city’s boroughs they’ve also taken great care to document the stories behind the scenery. The Murrays have rendered the out of the way bodegas, candy shops and record stores just as faithfully as the historically important institutions and well known restaurants, bars and cafes. From the Stonewall Inn to Sammy's Roumanian Steak House and Veselka to the Florence Prime Meat Market, the Murrays reveal how New York’s beleaguered mom & pop business stand in sharp contrast to the city’s rapidly evolving corporate facade."
348 Pages Hardcover 13 1/4" x 12" $65

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