Friday, August 17, 2018

Photography from our visit to SHOP Architects for 6sqft:

Full article: https://www.6sqft.com/where-i-work-go-inside-shop-architects-aviation-inspired-offices-in-the-woolworth-building/

"The largest collection of WWII-era spotter planes in the world, a massive copper section of the Barclays Center facade, a materials library with hundreds of samples of everything from fabric to flooring–these are just some of the surprises you’ll come across in SHoP Architects‘ offices in the iconic Woolworth Building. The firm’s projects include buildings at mega-developments like the Domino Sugar Factory and Essex Crossing, the twisting American Copper Buildings, and the world’s future tallest residential skyscraper 111 West 57th Street, and their office certainly embodies this creativity and range of work."


In honor of Aretha Franklin’s passing we are highlighting the Apollo Theater in Harlem

When 19-year-old Aretha Franklin first played at the Apollo Theater in 1962, she had yet to become the Queen ๐Ÿ‘‘of Soul but her many later concerts at this venue definitely helped establish her as a musical icon. Photo of the Apollo Theater and text on its history appear in our book “New York Nights”. R.I.P. Aretha Franklin.


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Hudson. Over at The Storefront Project Gallery, Orchard St. Lower East Side, NYC. FINAL 4 DAYS!

We created these chromatic branded signage collages using over 90 different #storefront signs that we have documented over a twenty year period in New York City.  A signed limited edition 12 x 36 inch print of our chromatic branded signage collage is currently available through @thestorefrontproject Gallery as part of our solo “Store Front” exhibition which is on display through August 19th.

The Storefront Project Gallery is located at 70 Orchard Street (near Grand St) and is open Tuesday-Sunday 1-6 pm. Our Store Front prints and collage are also available through @thestorefrontproject online shop. Larger sizes of the collage are also available upon request.


Saturday, August 11, 2018

Rainy day over at "Mom-and-Pops of The L.E.S" in Seward Park, Lower East Side, NYC, just now...

You can take home a print of our LES Bodega Superette from The Storefront Project Gallery on 70 Orchard Street near Grand St. Our solo exhibition with over 40 of our "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York" photographs are on display through August 19th. The Storefront Project Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday 1-6pm.

#uniqloparkexpressions #artintheparks #momandpopsles


Friday, August 10, 2018

On "The Rundown" with Nadia Neophytou!

Thank you Nadia for such a fun time and the great video running to some of our favorite store fronts in our neighborhood!

Watch the full episode: https://youtu.be/MQOCzEifm3o



From THE RUNDOWN: 

"James and Karla Murray have been photographing shopfronts and store signs for over 20 years. I met them at an exhibition of their latest work, "Storefront: The Disappearing Face of New York," which chronicles some of the long-gone shops of New York City. 

I've been following their Instagram for a while now, and so it was great to be able to meet James and Karla -- and their dog, Hudson -- in person. Like James and Karla, I'm saddened by the numerous stores that close down in New York. With each one the city seems to lose more of its character. 

So I went for a run with Karla and Hudson (with camera-shy James not too far behind) as she showed me a few of the mom 'n pops stores still standing in the East Village and the Lower East Side. 

You can find the route here: https://therundown.net/news/2018/8/9/the-rundown-with-karla-and-james

If you don't already follow their work, you can find James and Karla here:

W: http://www.jamesandkarlamurray.com
T: https://twitter.com/jamesandkarla
IG: https://www.instagram.com/jamesandkarla

The photos used in this video come from their books "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York", "New York Nights", and "Store Front II - A History Preserved." 

As for me, well, if you liked this video, and want to see me run all over New York, please subscribe to this burgeoning channel of mine.

Thanks, as always, to Mike B Fort, for his track Tokyo Nights
https://soundcloud.com/mikebfortofficial.

Find me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/therndwn/
Find me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nadianeo/
Find me on Twitter https://twitter.com/NadiaNeophytou
Also:
http://www.MissNtertainment.com! "

More of our photos from the run:






















Ray of Ray's Candy Store with our metal print of his store and our Store Front II: A History Preserved book cover that is now hanging from the ceiling in the institution itself!

The print was a gift to Ray from @MatthewRosen who put worked with us to put it all together! Thank you Matt and love you Ray! Photos of Ray by Matt Rosen...


Thank you to the great Slapz Photography for documenting our installation in Mom & Pops of The L.E.S. in Seward Park! We really appreciate the love and support. Check out his amazing photography!

Check out his amazing photography: https://www.etsy.com/shop/slapzphotography

 and https://www.facebook.com/SlapzPhotography/





Thursday, August 9, 2018

Thank you Tobi Elkin for Hyperallergic!

LINK:  https://hyperallergic.com/454945/storefronts-highlight-stories-of-independent-shops-and-their-proprietors/

Thank you Tobi Elkin for Hyperallergic for highlighting our Capturing the Faces & Voices of Manhattan’s Neighborhood Storefronts workshop exhibition, on view through October 1 at the Little Underground Gallery in the Jefferson Market Library on Sixth Avenue and our mixed-media installation, Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S., which opened in Seward Park on the Lower East Side in July, and will remain up through July 2019! Also our solo photography exhibition from our Store Front books at The Storefront Project Gallery , 70 Orchard St., through August 19!


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Lightning over the East Village, NYC, just now...


Photography from our visit to a Bed-Stuy brownstone for 6sqft...

Full article: https://www.6sqft.com/our-2500sqft-new-homeowners-mark-and-lauren-take-us-inside-their-relaxed-bed-stuy-brownstone/

"The Upper West Side to Bed-Stuy may seem like a big jump, but Mark Macias and Lauren DeGregory haven’t looked back. Last August, the lovely couple bought a renovated brownstone in the ‘hood, upgrading from a one-bedroom apartment to a three-story 1890 house complete with a rental apartment, owner’s duplex, and, best of all, rear deck and backyard."


Marietta is a family-owned clothing store in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn which was founded in 1940.

We loved its gorgeous #script #signage made of porcelain tiles. When we interviewed the 2nd-generation owner, Giuseppe Chirico in 2009 for our book “Store Front II-A History Preserved”, he told us that when he first started working at the store after he returned home from World War II, “ Most of the clothes we sold were big in size because everyone in the area was Italian and Italians eat a lot! Now, the neighborhood has changed in age (lots of younger people) and size (the younger people are skinny)”.


Sunday, August 5, 2018

Yesterday afternoon, We and HUDSON led a STORE FRONT walking tour through the Lower East Side to help raise awareness of the importance of mom-and-pop shops to the community.

We visited many local independent businesses and stopped inside both Seward Park to see our "MOM-and-POPS of the LES" public art installation as well as The Storefront Project Gallery on Orchard Street where we have a solo exhibition of our photographs on view through August 19th (EXTENDED)! Stops included Kossar's Bialys, The Pickle Guys, & Dare Devil Tattoo...










Saturday, August 4, 2018

Thank you so much to everyone who attended our opening reception for our Workshop exhibition for our “Capturing the Faces and Voices of Manhattan’s Neighborhood Storefronts” at Jefferson Market Library​ 's Little Underground Gallery.

“Capturing the Faces and Voices of Manhattan’s Neighborhood Storefronts” is a photography and oral history workshop of the cultural significance of mom-and-pop stores in the borough of Manhattan and the impact they have on the pulse, life, and texture of their communities. There were  two separate 2-session workshops held at the Neighborhood Preservation Center in the East Village culminating in an exhibition of each participant’s work at The Little Underground Gallery at the Jefferson Market Library in Greenwich Village from August 1 – October 1, 2018. The workshops taught how photography and oral history can be tools for public awareness and advocacy. Participants learned to create their own powerful photographs of neighborhood storefronts as well as record oral histories with shop owners, which communicate artistically and are insightful and moving. Taught by acclaimed photographers and best-selling authors Karla Murray and James Murray.

Capturing the Faces and Voices of Manhattan’s Neighborhood Storefronts is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net

Done in partnership with the Neighborhood Preservation Center.

Photos from last night's opening:
Workshop participant @Armando Moritz-Chapelliquen with his photographs.


Workshop participant @Bonnie Tse with her photographs. 



Workshop participant Dee Guerreros with her photographs.


Thank you Economy Candy for your generous support and helping to make our opening of “Capturing the Faces and Voices of Manhattan’s Neighborhood Storefronts” at Jefferson Market Library last night a great success!
 

Talar of Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop. Thank you Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop for your generous support and helping to make our opening of “Capturing the Faces and Voices of Manhattan’s Neighborhood Storefronts” at Jefferson Market Library last night a great success! 

Thank you Joe Coffee Company for your generous support and helping to make our opening of “Capturing the Faces and Voices of Manhattan’s Neighborhood Storefronts” at Jefferson Market Library last night a great success!

Workshop participant Jonathan Turner with his photographs.

Jim Korn and his wife of Kaufman's Army & Navy. Thank you Kaufman's Army & Navy for your generous support and helping to make our opening of “Capturing the Faces and Voices of Manhattan’s Neighborhood Storefronts” at Jefferson Market Library last night a great success! 

Workshop participant Jen Parra (& Michael Ursone Films) with her photographs.

Workshop participant Michael Ursone Films with his photographs. 

Thank you Murray's Cheese for your generous support and helping to make our opening of “Capturing the Faces and Voices of Manhattan’s Neighborhood Storefronts” at Jefferson Market Library last night a great success!

Thank you See's Candies for your generous support and helping to make our opening of “Capturing the Faces and Voices of Manhattan’s Neighborhood Storefronts” at Jefferson Market Library last night a great success!

Thank you Veniero's for your generous support and helping to make our opening of “Capturing the Faces and Voices of Manhattan’s Neighborhood Storefronts” at Jefferson Market Library last night a great success!

Workshop participant Yanis Carreto with her photographs of E. Rossi & Co. along with E. Rossi family member.