We will be leading a special “Mom-and-Pop Storefronts of the L.E.S.” Walking tour for $20/person this Saturday, August 4th from 1-3 pm to help raise funds for the free public workshops we held in partnership with the Neighborhood Preservation Center and exhibition we are mounting at the Little Underground Gallery at the Jefferson Market Library @jefferson_market_library in Greenwich Village.
The workshop and resulting exhibition taught participants how to use photography and oral history to raise awareness,build community, and encourage advocacy.
Our Storefront walking tour on Saturday August 4th from 1-3 pm, includes a stop at KOSSAR’S which has been in business since 1936. The @kossars bakery is famous for their freshly baked #bialys, which are chewy, flat, round rolls with a slightly depressed center containing onions. Kossar’s is the oldest remaining Bialy bakery in the United States. In 2016, new owners improved the bakery’s operations, modernized the storefront and production, converting it into more of a bagel shop than a production warehouse. Our #analog photo which appears in our book, “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York” was taken in 2005.
On our tour we will visit many shops in the Lower East Side and conclude the tour at the exhibition of our STORE FRONT photography at The Storefront Project Gallery @thestorefrontproject where we will speak with everyone about our passion for documenting mom-and-pop businesses. Advance registration for the tour is required as space is limited to 30 participants. Contact us for more info by DM or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org