Tuesday, January 5, 2016

To continue highlighting small #momandpop stores in the 5 boroughs of #NYC that are still in business and that you can help support, we are posting Philip's Candy of Coney Island.

Philip's has been located in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Staten Island since 2002 but was founded in 1916 by Philip Calermis along the Boardwalk in Coney Island. John Dorman, who went to work for Philip in 1947, took over the business upon Philip's retirement in 1956. Photo from 2014 appears in our newly released book "STORE FRONT II-A History Preserved" along with a full interview with John Dorman who continues to make delicious #homemade fresh jelly #apples on a stick and #candy and hand-dipped #chocolate.

10 Small Businesses Enduring at the End of 2015 that you can still support and enjoy. http://jamesandkarlamurray.blogspot.com/2015/12/10-small-businesses-enduring-at-end-of.html Bucking the trend to lament small independent businesses New York City has lost in 2015, we are instead highlighting 10 of the many businesses in the 5 boroughs that are still enduring. We celebrate these and over 200 more mom-and-pop shops in our newly released book STORE FRONT II: A History Preserved. Each business is carefully documented photographically and most include interviews with the owners. “We hope that our project acts as an artistic intervention to help draw attention to and preserve the small shops whose existence is essential to the unique and colorful atmosphere of the city’s streets.”

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