Sunday, October 20, 2019

Spoonbill & Sugartown Booksellers is featured in our latest YouTube video highlighting independently owned shops in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

 Full video: https://youtu.be/PrgTcXH1T8g 

@spoonbillbooks was founded by Miles Bellamy and Jonas Kyles in 1999 and specializes in new, used, rare and out of print books. We go inside this lovely shop and see the co-owner and sign copies of Mini editions of both our “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York” and “Store Front II-A History Preserved” books.

• To see the interior of this amazing #independentbookstore and their stock of books 📚 and magazines including our signed books, please watch and subscribe to our channel.

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

When you run into one of your favorite NYC photographers David Godlis and he signs his Madonna at Gem Spa print for you!

Thank you!



Best Pizza Williamsburg on Havemeyer Street is featured in our latest YouTube video!

Full video: https://youtu.be/PrgTcXH1T8g

Best Pizza, which was founded by Frank Pinello, uses high quality ingredients including their own house-made mozzarella and a century-old brick wood-fired oven to create their delicious pizza 🍕

• • To see the interior of this pizzeria including their wood-fired oven 🔥 and watch as they make one of their white pies from start to finish (their white pie is $26 for a 20 inch pie) and also see in detail their vegetable pie and see us have their delicious classic cheese pie $23 for the 20 inch pie or $3.75 a slice🍕 please watch our video and subscribe to our our JamesandKarla YouTube channel.

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Our latest YouTube video: Williamsburg Food Tour & Vinyl Records, Brooklyn NYC is now live on our JamesandKarla channel!

Full video: https://youtu.be/OdElq5H4HXY 

In this Williamsburg Food Tour & Vinyl Records episode we visit two Brooklyn independently-owned food businesses and the largest vinyl record shop in New York City! We also check out a thrift and junk shop and a long-standing independent book store. 

We start the day with a visit to Northside Bakery on North 8th Street. This Polish family-owned bakery which was founded in 1992, sells artisan breads, rolls, pastries and an array of Polish food all at unbeatable low prices. They are known for their traditional Polish donuts, paczki, we which we purchase two of and also get a Rogal Piekarski, a large Polish baker’s crescent. 

We then walk a short distance to Rough Trade NYC on North 9th Street, the largest vinyl record shop in New York City! We go inside and look through the vast vinyl record collection in this large shipping container-filled warehouse space which not only functions as a vinyl music retailer but also has a full stage and concert venue, coffee shop, bookstore and exhibition space. 

After working up an appetite looking through all that vinyl, we walk to Best Pizza Williamsburg on Havemeyer Street. Best Pizza, which was founded by Frank Pinello, uses high quality ingredients including their own house-made mozzarella and a century-old brick wood-fired oven to create their delicious pizza. We watch as they make one of their white pies from start to finish. Their white pie is $26 for a 20 inch pie, We also see in detail their vegetable pie and have their delicious classic cheese pie $23 or $3.75 a slice. 

We then walk to Brooklyn Junk on Driggs Avenue. We go inside this large clutter-filled thrift store space selling everything from used vinyl records, furniture, vintage typewriters, telephones and porcelain.

After checking out the rows and rows of antiques and junk, we end the day with a visit to Spoonbill & Sugartown, Booksellers, on Bedford Avenue. This independently-owned bookstore, which was founded in 1999 specializes in new and used rare and out of print books. We sign copies of our Mini editions of both our “STORE FRONT: The Disappearing Face of New York” and “STORE FRONT II- A History Preserved” books.THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WATCHING! 

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Our photos of Let There Be Neon with owner Jeff Friedman are featured in "Almost Lost Arts" by Emily Freidenrich

We are excited to announce that our photos of the iconic New York City neon fabrication shop Let There Be Neon with owner Jeff Friedman are featured in the newly published book, "Almost Lost Arts" by Emily Freidenrich. They appear in "the Neon Sign Makers" chapter, pages 90-94.


This week is the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, which celebrates the gathering of the harvest and it got us thinking of Russ & Daughters Appetizers

This week is the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, which celebrates the gathering of the harvest and it got us thinking of Russ & Daughters Appetizers on Houston Street in the Lower East Side which has been in business since 1914.

Although Russ & Daughters is best known for their vast selection of smoked salmon, herring and #lox they also make their own bagels, challah and babka and sell dried fruits and nuts.

• • To see the interior of this iconic #appetizers shop and to watch Herman Vargas, the long-time manager at the shop lovingly create the perfect bagel, smoked salmon, cream cheese, tomato and onion sandwich for us please watch our NYC Neon, Smoked Salmon & Vintage Guitars Video and subscribe to our JamesandKarla YouTube channel. https://youtu.be/Ie6mKoEAc2


Monday, October 14, 2019

Photography and YouTube video from our Autumn visit to the Union Square Greenmarket​ for 6sqft​...

Full article with link to our @jamesandkarla youtube channel: https://www.6sqft.com/photos-take-a-fall-foray-through-the-union-square-greenmarket/

"When the Union Square Greenmarket opened in 1976 as GrowNYC’s second-ever market, there were only seven farmers set up. At the time, the area was quite empty and crime-ridden, but the market, along with the opening of Danny Meyer’s Union Square Cafe and a major renovation by the city in the ’80s, is credited with turning Union Square into the vibrant hub that we now know."


We visited Union Square Greenmarket in our latest YouTube video and we couldn't help but notice the shuttered iconic Coffee Shop on the west side of Union Square

We visited Union Square Greenmarket in our latest YouTube video (Full video: https://youtu.be/pvM0twjONfg) and we couldn't help but notice the shuttered iconic Coffee Shop on the west side of Union Square, which was sadly forced to close last year after nearly 30 years in business due to a high rent increase and rising expenses. It was just confirmed that a Chase Bank branch will be moving into the space along with another location of the fast-casual vegan spot by CHLOE.

The large overhanging #neonsign “COFFEE SHOP BAR” still remains and we hope that the new tenants preserve this #neon gem! 

#signage #shopsmall #typography #storefront #typevstime #fontastic #signcollective #everything_signage #type #jj_texttypographical #lettering #signgeeks #foodie #seeyourcity #Coffeeshop #diner




Sunday, October 13, 2019

The New Tweefontein Herb Farm is one of the local producers we visit at the Union Square Greenmarket in NYC for our latest YouTube video.

The New Tweefontein Herb Farm in New Paltz specializes in detox brews that you can buy cups of at the Market or take home blends to brew yourself at $6.00 for a 1.5 oz jar. They also sell herbal tinctures, elixers, tonics, salves, balms and sachets.

Full video: https://youtu.be/pvM0twjONfg

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Andrew’s Local Honey 🍯 is one of the local producers we visit at the Union Square Greenmarket in NYC for our latest YouTube video.

Full video: https://youtu.be/pvM0twjONfg

Andrew’s Honey has been keeping bees 🐝 since the 1800s. They maintain #beehives in four out of the five boroughs of NYC including atop landmark buildings in Manhattan! You can see some of their working #bees at their stand in Union Square where they sell their #honey and soaps.

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Friday, October 11, 2019

In our latest YouTube video, we visited the Union Square Greenmarket in NYC and got to know many of the farmers, bakers and fishers who grow the wide variety of food and plants that are sold at the #greenmarket .

Full video: https://youtu.be/pvM0twjONfg

• One of the wonderful farmers we visited and spoke with is David Graves of Berkshire Berries, who along with his wife and daughter make their own delicious jam, honey 🍯 and maple 🍁 syrup.Their farm is in Becket, Massachusetts and they are at the #unionsquaregreenmarket every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

• To hear about and see more about this true #momandpopshop of jams, honey, and syrups they sell and to see what we and our dog @hudsonpittienyc sampled and purchased, please watch and subscribe to our JamesandKarla YouTube channel (direct link in bio).

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Our 7 foot x 6 foot framed photo of Carmine's Original Pizzeria, which appears in our book, "Store Front II- A History Preserved" is now hanging at the newly opened Side Piece Pizza located in the Palms Casino in Las Vegas.

This New York Style pizzeria features classic cheese pies with a variety of toppings as well as white pizzas from famed Chef Enzo Esposito of Naples, Italy. 

All of the photos of the pizzeria and our framed print were taken by our friend, Lawrence Weibman, the Senior Producer of @firstwefeast. You can find Lawrence on Instagram: @nycfoodguy




Thursday, October 10, 2019

Our latest YouTube video: Union Square Greenmarket, NYC Farmers Market Food Tour is now live on our JamesandKarla channel!

In this outdoor Food Tour, we visit the Union Square Greenmarket in NYC and get to know many of the farmers, bakers and fishers who grow the wide variety of food and plants that are sold at the market.

Union Square Greenmarket was founded in 1976 and is located on the north, west, and east sides of Union Square Park in New York City and is open year-round Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays. It is estimated that 60,000 shoppers come by the farmers market on any given day.

We visit many vegetable, plants, fruit, meat and grain farmers including James Durr Flowers, Stokes Farm, Van Houten Farms, Caradonna Farm, Fantastic Gardens, Gorzynski Ornery Farms, Keith's Farm, Grazin' Angus Acres, Migliorelli Farm, Oak Grove Plantation, Tweefontein Herb Farm, Union Square Grassman, Stokes Farm, Sycamore Farms and S & SO Produce and get some of their freshly harvested crops and meats.

We also visit a few jam, honey, syrup farmers including Berkshire Berries, Andrew's Local Honey, Tremblay Apiaries, and Phillips Farms and purchase some delicious jam and honey.

Our rescue dog Hudson also comes along with us as dogs on leashes are welcome at the Farmers Market. Hudson not only samples many of the goods but also gets lots of attention from the farmers including a local farmer from the Catskill Merino Sheep Farm who produces superfine merino wool. We even purchase a dog treat for Hudson from Roaming Acres, which not only sells bison, ostrich, pork and pastured chicken but also sells pet products including ostrich and bison bones.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wo Hop Restaurant on Mott Street which has been in business since 1938 is featured in our latest YouTube video Chinatown Cheap Eats Food Tour.

Wo Hop Restaurant on Mott Street which has been in business since 1938 is featured in our latest YouTube video Chinatown Cheap Eats Food Tour. 

Full video: https://youtu.be/FgXpXHViXOo 

We go inside this cramped but always busy Cantonese-style restaurant and look around at their dollar-bill 💴 and photo lined walls and see some of the popular dishes they serve including egg foo young, lo mein, egg rolls, and sweet and pungent chicken.

We get an order to go 🥡🥢 of egg rolls for only $5 as we have our rescue dog Hudson with us and eat outside on the street.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Golden Fung Wong Bakery on tiny Mott Street is featured in our latest YouTube video Chinatown Cheap Eats Food Tour NYC.

Full video: https://youtu.be/FgXpXHViXOo 

We go inside this wonderful #Chinatown bakery and have some of their famous coconut custard tarts which are made fresh on the premises and only cost $1.50 each! They also sell many other traditional Chinese pastries and moon cakes year round.

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Thank you so much to everyone who attended our FREE curator talk about our exhibition "Capturing The Faces & Voices of Mom-and-Pop Storefronts"!

Thank you so much to everyone who attended our FREE curator talk about our exhibition "Capturing The Faces & Voices of Mom-and-Pop Storefronts" last night at the Theater for the New City Gallery in the East Village. The event was organized by our partner organization, the East Village Community Coalition as part of the Open Arts LES neighborhood-wide open hose events coordinated by FABnyc.


Monday, October 7, 2019

Fried Dumpling on tiny Mosco Street is featured in our latest YouTube video Chinatown Cheap Eats Food Tour NYC.

Full video: https://youtu.be/FgXpXHViXOo 

We go inside this no-frills spot and have some of their famous fried dumplings which are made fresh on the premises and prepared in front of your eyes. Five fried 🥟 #dumplings are only $1.50! • To see the interior of this #cheapeats spot and close-ups of their fried dumplings please watch and subscribe to our JamesandKarla YouTube channel.

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Chinatown Ice Cream Factory is featured in our latest YouTube video.

Full video: https://youtu.be/FgXpXHViXOo

This historic #icecream shop is known for their unique flavors of #homemade ice cream, including lychee, #durian , black sesame and red bean. This is the ONLY place we visit in our Chinatown #cheapeats video where we break our $5.00 and under rule, as 1 scoop of ice cream is $5.75. Their ice cream is really delicious but we mange to save part of our Pandan flavor ice cream cone for our dog Hudson!

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Saturday, October 5, 2019

One of the places we visit on our YouTube Chinatown Cheap Eats Food Tour is Mei Lai Wah on Bayard Street, which has been in business for over 40 years.

Full video: https://youtu.be/FgXpXHViXOo 

This Chinese #coffeeshop is known for their delicious and very cheap roast pork buns. We look around at this busy shop and watch as fresh pork buns are being snapped up by the box! We get both a delicious baked and steamed roast pork bun which are only $1.35 each!.

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Our latest YouTube video: Chinatown Cheap Eats Food Tour is now live on our JamesandKarla channel!

In this Chinatown Cheap Eats Food Tour, we take another visit to the anything-but-quiet Chinatown neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City, which has one of the largest Chinese communities outside of Asia. We visit many Chinese specialty food shops and everything we purchase and eat in the video is $5.00 or UNDER!

We start the day by visiting Wo Hop Restaurant on Mott Street. which has been in business since 1938 We go inside this cramped but always busy Cantonese-style restaurant and look around and see some of the popular dishes they serve including egg foo young, lo mein, egg rolls, and sweet and pungent chicken. We get an order to go (2 egg rolls for only $5.00) as we have our rescue dog Hudson with us and eat outside on the street.

We then walk around the corner to Fried Dumpling on tiny Mosco Street, where we have some of their famous fried dumplings which are made fresh on the premises and prepared in front of your eyes. This cheap street food is a steal as Five fried dumplings are only $1.50!

We then take a short walk to the Golden Fung Wong Bakery on Mott Street which has been in business for 65 years and is one of the few places in Chinatown that still sells traditional Chinese bakery items. We look at many of their items including moon cakes, egg tarts and almond cookies. We purchase two coconut custard tarts which are $1.50 each and eat them outside the shop.

After having some dessert, we walk to Mei Lai Wah on Bayard Street which has been in business for over 40 years. This coffee shop is known for their delicious and very cheap roast pork buns. We look around at this busy shop and watch as fresh pork buns are being snapped up by the box! We get both a delicious baked and steamed roast pork bun which are only $1.35 each!.

We end the day with a visit to the historic Chinatown Ice Cream Factory on Bayard Street (diagonally across the street from Mei Lai Wah. Chinatown Ice Cream Factory is known for their unique flavors of homemade ice cream, including lychee, durian, black sesame and red bean. This is the ONLY place where we break our $5.00 and under rule, as 1 scoop of ice cream is $5.75. Their ice cream is delicious but we mange to save part of our Pandan flavor ice cream cone for our dog Hudson!

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Dairy Crest Frozen Custard🍦 & Ice Cream Cakes vintage neon sign

Dairy Crest Frozen Custard🍦 & Ice Cream Cakes vintage neon sign made a brief appearance on 14th Street in the East Village after being uncovered when the #storefront which occupied the space vacated recently but sadly this #neonsign is now gone.

We are not sure who removed it but we definitely admired looking at it although it was only on display for less than a week. New York City definitely needs a dedicated #neon sign museum where the public could enjoy viewing #signage like this one! Let us know what you think.




We will be holding a FREE curators talk discussing our CAPTURING THE FACES & VOICES OF MOM-AND-POP STOREFRONTS exhibition!

We will be holding a FREE curators talk discussing our CAPTURING THE FACES & VOICES OF MOM-AND-POP STOREFRONTS exhibition on Monday, October 7th at 6pm at the Theater For The New City Gallery Theater for the New City.

This free curator talk is part of the Open Arts LES Festival organized by FABnyc with East Village Community Coalition.




Wednesday, October 2, 2019

John Pita's Record Runner on Jones Street in Greenwich Village is one of the unique places we visit in our YouTube video: Italian Food Tour & Vinyl Records.

Full video: https://youtu.be/mEAo899JsYY 

This #vinylrecords shop was founded in 1979 and has an extensive selection of vinyl in many genres.  To see the interior and the vast #recordcollection for sale and to hear owner, John Pita speak to us about the history of his shop, please watch our video and subscribe to our YouTube channel JamesandKarla.

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#vinyljunkie #vinylfinds #vinyl #vinylcommunity #recordstore #vinylcollection #cratedigging #cratediggers #recordstore #vinylcollection #storefront #seeyourcity #neon #neonlife #vinylrecordday #vinylrecordshop #vinylrecordday #vinylrecord


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Tiny Doll House is New York City's only dedicated #dollhouse and #miniature shop.

In our latest YouTube video we go inside @tinydollhousenewyorkcity and look at all of their custom dollhouses as well as their manufactured and handmade artisan #miniatures, some of which cost thousands of dollars.

• Full video: https://youtu.be/mEAo899JsYY

To see the interior of this adorable shop and some of the custom dollhouses and #dollhouseminiatures they sell including miniature #Victorian and contemporary furniture (we saw a miniature Eames chair) and miniature #foodie items, please watch our Upper East Side Food Tour Video and subscribe to our channel.

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 #artisan #seeyourcity #storefront #dollhouses #dollhouseminiature #dollhousedesign #interiordesigner #dollhousefurniture #setdesigner #minihomes #miniatureinteriors #miniatureart #dollhouseminiature




Monday, September 30, 2019

Orwashers on East 78th Street is highlighted in our latest YouTube video, Food Tour: Upper East Side.

Full video: https://youtu.be/mEAo899JsYY

@orwashers was founded in 1916 by Hungarian immigrant Abraham Orwasher using his family recipes for baking high quality rye, black and grain breads. We go inside this historic artisanal bread 🥖 bakery and see the many breads 🍞 they bake using the same #vintage recipes including rye, challah and sourdough bread .

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Papaya King is featured in our latest YouTube Food Tour: Upper East Side, NYC episode.

Full video: https://youtu.be/mEAo899JsYY 

This historic hot dog 🌭 and papaya drink 🍹 shop, located on the corner of Third Avenue at 86th Street, was founded in 1932. In our video, we not only go inside this original @papayaking location and get an insider's view of their famous hot dogs on the grill, but also taste one of their special combos, a hot dog topped with chili, cheese and curly fries. We also have their famous and absolutely delicious papaya drink.

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Lexington Candy Shop is featured in our latest YouTube video Food Tour: Upper East, NYC.

Full video: https://youtu.be/mEAo899JsYY

Lexington Candy Shop at the corner of Lexington Avenue and 83rd Street was founded in 1925 and is now being run by the 3rd-gen owner John Philis. This is the oldest continuously operating #luncheonette in Manhattan.

We go inside and see its beautiful #vintage interior and watch as our order of a classic chocolate milk shake, eggs 🍳 over easy with crinkle fries 🍟 and BLT 🥓sandwich, and egg cream are being prepared.

To see the interior of @lexingtoncandyshop and their 1940s mint green Hamilton Beach mixer at work as they prepare our chocolate #milkshake please watch and subscribe to our channel.

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Our latest YouTube video: Food Tour: Upper East Side, NYC is now live on our JamesandKarla channel!



In this Upper East Side food tour, we visit many old-school independently-owned food businesses and try some of the specialties they are known for, as well as visit a dollhouse and miniatures shop.  

We start the day with a visit to Lexington Candy Shop at the corner of Lexington Avenue and 83rd Street, which was founded in 1925. We go inside and see the vintage interior and watch as our order of a classic chocolate milk shake, eggs over easy and crinkle fries and a BLT sandwich, and egg cream are being prepared.

After having some lunch, we walk to East 78th Street where we visit Orwashers , one of the oldest artisanal bread bakeries in New York City which was founded in 1916. We go inside and watch as they slice a loaf of Community Rye Bread for us and prepare a made to order hand-filled jelly donut.

We then go next door and visit Tiny Doll House, New York City's only dedicated dollhouse and miniatures shop. We look at all of their custom dollhouses as well as their manufactured and handmade artisan miniatures, some of which cost thousands of dollars.

We end the day with a visit to Papaya King, located on the corner of Third Avenue at 86th Street, which was founded in 1932. We not only go inside and get an insider's view of their famous hot dogs on the grill, but also taste one of their special combos, a hot dog topped with  chili, cheese and curly fries. We also have their famous papaya drink. 

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We visit Florence Prime Meat Market on Jones Street in Greenwich Village in our latest YouTube video: Italian Food Tour & Vinyl Records.

Full video: https://youtu.be/d1FUj8T-6Bc

This historic #butcher shop was founded by Jack Ubaldi in 1936 and everything they sell is hand-cut to order. Famous patrons include Jackie Kennedy, who always ordered their Newport Steak (a cut invented by Mr. Ubaldi).

• To see the interior of this beautiful #storefront and watch the shop's butchers cut 🔪and trim various types of meat 🐂🐖including their popular rib eye and porterhouse steaks 🥩 of beef and strips of bacon 🥓, please watch and subscribe to our JamesandKarla YouTube channel.

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Faicco's Italian Specialties on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village is featured in our latest YouTube video: Italian Food Tour & Vinyl Records

Faicco's Italian Specialties on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village is featured in our latest YouTube video: Italian Food Tour & Vinyl Records where we not only go inside @faiccosnyc and see their amazing selection of house-made fresh and dry aged #porksausage 🐷, fresh mozzarella, Italian cheeses 🧀 and other cuts of meat but also watch as their fresh pork 🐖sausages are being prepared and slices of cheese are being cut to order.

Full video: https://youtu.be/d1FUj8T-6Bc

We also order one of their delicious Italian heroes, the Caprese, which is one of the #vegetarian options made with their fresh homemade mozzarella, tomatoes 🍅 and fresh basil 🌿 on semolina bread 🥖.

• We enjoy our delicious sandwich from Faicco's on the steps of Bob Dylan's @bobdylan apartment in New York City, located just down the street on West 4th Street

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Photography from our visit to Mercado Little Spain​ for 6sqft​...

Full article: https://www.6sqft.com/the-making-of-hudson-yards-spanish-market-meet-the-team-behind-mercado-little-spain/

"When New York Times food critic Pete Wells visited José Andrés’ Mercado Little Spain, he declared that it had “more great food and drinks per square foot than anywhere else in New York.” From Ibérico hams and Peking duck to the seemingly simple yet ever-pleasing pan con tomate, the food at Hudson Yards’ Spanish market has certainly made its mark on the gastronomy scene. But what sets Andrés apart from other chefs and restauranteurs is his entire vision. Mercado Little Spain is designed as a series of “streets,” with the various kiosks leading guests on a curated experience. Most of the design elements and materials were sourced from Spain, and the artists commissioned represent different regions of the country."



Music Inn on West 4th Street in Greenwich Village is one of the unique places we visit in our latest YouTube video: Italian Food Tour & Vinyl Records.

Full video: https://youtu.be/d1FUj8T-6Bc

This wonderful shop which was founded in 1958 is packed from floor to ceiling with all types of exotic percussion 🥁and rare world 🌎 and folk instruments 🎻🎺 including the didgeridoo, zither and sitar. It also has an extensive selection of used #vinylrecords. The long-time owner, Jeff Slatnick, even designs, builds and sells his own original instruments including a fretless guitar.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

We visit John’s of Bleecker Street in our latest YouTube video: Italian Food Tour & Vinyl Records.

Full video: https://youtu.be/d1FUj8T-6Bc

We start our day with a visit to this iconic pizzeria @johnsofbleeckerstreet which was founded in 1929 by John Sasso. We go inside and see the historic interior with all of the benches, booths and tables carved with the signatures of customers and watch as their famous brick coal-fired🔥 oven pizzas 🍕 are being prepared. • To see the interior of John’s and its #vintage brick coal-fired oven and the delicious pizza 🍕we had please subscribe to our channel (direct link in bio).

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Hudson. Over at Veniero's 125th Anniversary Party with Frankie Zerilli, 5th generation Veniero family member, yesterday.


Monday, September 23, 2019

Our latest YouTube video: Italian Food Tour & Vinyl Records: Greenwich Village, NYC is now live on our JamesandKarla channel!

In this Greenwich Village Italian food tour, we visit many old-school independently-owned food businesses on Bleecker Street and take a walk down neighboring Jones and West 4th Streets where we also visit a world music and a vinyl record shop.

We start the day with a visit to John's of Bleecker Street, the iconic pizzeria founded in 1929. We go inside and see the historic interior and watch as their famous brick coal-fired oven pizzas are being prepared.

After having some pizza, we walk to nearby West 4th Street, where we visit Music Inn. Music Inn stocks all types of exotic instruments from around the world including an extensive selection of percussion and rare folk instruments and also has a large selection of vinyl records. We go inside and look around the packed store and also see the owner, Jeff Slatnick who designs, builds and sells many of his own original instruments.

We then visit Florence Prime Meat Market on Jones Street, a historic butcher shop where everything is hand-cut to order. We watch as the shop's butchers cut and trim various types of meat including their popular rib eye and porterhouse steaks of beef and strips of bacon.

We then go right next door to Record Runner, which is celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. We go inside this vinyl record store and go crate digging through its extensive record collection. We even have a chance to speak with the owner John Pita who talks about the resurgence of vinyl.

We end the day with a visit to Faicco's Italian Specialties on Bleecker Street where we not only go inside and see their amazing selection of house-made fresh and dry aged pork sausages, fresh mozzarella, Italian cheeses and other cuts of meat but also watch as their fresh pork sausages are being prepared and slices of cheese are being cut to order. We also order one of the Italian heroes, the Caprese, which is one of the vegetarian options made with their fresh homemade mozzarella, tomatoes and fresh basil on semolina bread.

We enjoy our delicious sandwich from Faicco's on the steps of Bob Dylan's first apartment in New York City, located just down the street on West 4ht Street

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Veniero’s Pasticceria is celebrating its 125th anniversary TONIGHT

Veniero’s Pasticceria is celebrating its 125th anniversary TONIGHT 9/23 and they will be giving away free mini-cannolis from 4-9pm while supplies last. 

@venierospastry is also offering an 18.94% discount off all pastry orders, honoring the year they were founded by Antonio Veniero in 1894.

We not only have documented this historic shop in our book “New York Nights” showing its amazing #vintage #neonsign glowing (1st photo is cropped from our book) but we also visited the Pasticceria in our East Village Food Tour: Taste of Italy 🇮🇹 YouTube video on our JamesandKarla channel.

Full video: https://youtu.be/EEye-5ZhekI

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Italian Sausage booths do a brisk business during the annual #FeastofSanGennaro

Full video: https://youtu.be/fsn9seQPnEc

In our latest YouTube video: Feast Of San Gennaro Food Tour, we take a walk with our rescue dog @hudsonpittienyc through the Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy of Manhattan, which runs for 11 days along Mulberry Street Between Canal and Houston Streets (it ends this Sunday, September 22nd).

• To see all of the #ItalianFood 🇮🇹 vendors from fried #zeppole , sausage and peppers 🌶 to cannolis and #torrone, as well as the games and rides that we stopped at during @sangennaronyc please subscribe to our JamesandKarla YouTube channel.

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Black Gold Records in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn is featured in our YouTube video, Brooklyn Food Tour, Vintage & Vinyl Records.

We go inside this record store which was founded in 2010 and go #cratedigging through stacks of #vinyl and look at the oddities lining the walls.

Full video: https://youtu.be/6Oay7gNcoW0 

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Our latest YouTube video: Feast of San Gennaro Food Tour: Little Italy, NYC is now live on our JamesandKarla channel!



Full video: https://youtu.be/fsn9seQPnEc

We take a food tour through the Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy of Manhattan, the annual event which runs for 11 days along Mulberry Street Between Canal and Houston Streets. The Feast of San Gennaro is the longest and most popular street fair in New York City anticipated to bring in one million tourists and New Yorkers this year.  The Feast dates back to 1926 when Neapolitan immigrants wanted to continue the September 19th Feast observed back home in Italy. Zeppoles are one of the most popular Italian street desserts served at the Feast.

We visit many Zeppole or Italian doughnut holes stands, including Danny on the Corner zeppole stand on Mulberry at Grand Street.  We see the owner, Danny Fratta who has deep family roots in the Feast spanning back four generations, preparing and frying vats of fresh zepploes. Danny on the Corner is the sponsor of the First Annual Zeppole Eating Competition at the Feast.

We also visit torrone, Italian nougat candy stands including Vinny's Nut House Stand, where we watch the torrone being chopped using a hammer and knife. Torrone is a non-perishable Italian nougat candy made using large amounts of whole almonds and filberts.

We also visit many Italian sausage booths which do a brisk business during the Feast including Gigi's Grilled Italian Specialty Stand, NYC Famous Italian Sausages Stand and Lucy's Sausage Stand and watch as both sweet and hot varieties of Italian sausage are grilled and prepared with peppers and onions. The same owner who operates Gigi's Grilled Italian Specialty Stand also sells fried calzones, zeppoles and other fried treats directly across the street at Sophia's. Sophia's is the originator of the Fried Rainbow Cookie, a popular Feast item which when broken open reveals its colorful rainbow interior. We also watch as fried Oreos, another street fair favorite are being prepared. We even try this "Candy of the Feast" from Sophia's.

We stop by Ferrara's Original Cafe where live music and dancing was happening and the food stands run by Ferrara's along the Feast route, where we try their world famous cannolis. Ferrara’s is a sponsor of the annual Cannoli-eating Contest, which was held on Friday, September 13, 2019. This year’s winner, Wayne, downed 38 Ferrara cannolis in six minutes.Ferrara Bakery & Cafe was established in 1892 by Italian immigrants, Antonio Ferrara and Enrico Scoppa. Ferrara’s is considered America’s first espresso bar. The café later added Italian specialties including cannoli, sfogliatella and gelati to its menu.

We also visit Umberto's Clam House on Mulberry Street, which has been in business since 1972 and became famous for its celebrity clients and its signature clam dish with its hot red clam sauce.  Although this is an annual celebration of faith, the Feast of San Gennaro is known for its festive atmosphere, featuring Italian cuisine, carnival food favorites, religious processions, colorful parades, free live music and entertainment, rides for kids and adults, games and vendors.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Photography and food tour video (at the bottom of the article) from our visit to the Feast of San Gennaro Food Tour for 6sqft...

Full article with video: https://www.6sqft.com/take-a-food-tour-of-little-italys-feast-of-san-gennaro/

"Food, faith, family, and more food. The Feast of San Gennaro is in full swing, bringing the best of Italian cuisine and culture to a few blocks of Little Italy for 11 straight days. In its 93rd year, the Feast has evolved from its early 20th-century roots, as has the former immigrant enclave. Despite these changes, the Feast of San Gennaro remains one of the largest and most popular street fairs in New York City, as well as a way to preserve Italian American culture. Ahead, photographers and New Yorkers James and Karla Murray take us on a whirlwind food tour of the Feast of San Gennaro, from powdered sugar zeppoles and fried Oreos to Italian sausage and calzones."


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Our latest YouTube video: Feast of San Gennaro Food Tour: Little Italy, NYC is now live on our JamesandKarla channel!


We take a food tour through the Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy of Manhattan, the annual event which runs for 11 days along Mulberry Street Between Canal and Houston Streets. The Feast of San Gennaro is the longest and most popular street fair in New York City anticipated to bring in one million tourists and New Yorkers this year.

The Feast dates back to 1926 when Neapolitan immigrants wanted to continue the September 19th Feast observed back home in Italy.  Zeppoles are one of the most popular Italian street desserts served at the Feast. We visit many Zeppole or Italian doughnut holes stands, including Danny on the Corner zeppole stand on Mulberry at Grand Street.

We see the owner, Danny Fratta who has deep family roots in the Feast spanning back four generations, preparing and frying vats of fresh zepploes. Danny on the Corner is the sponsor of the First Annual Zeppole Eating Competition at the Feast, which will be held on Wednesday, September 18th 2019 at 1pm at the the Main Stage at Grand and Mott Streets. To sign up call 212-764-6330.

We also visit torrone, Italian nougat candy stands including Vinny's Nut House Stand, where we watch the torrone being chopped using a hammer and knife. Torrone is a non-perishable Italian nougat candy made using large amounts of whole almonds and filberts.

We also visit many Italian sausage booths which do a brisk business during the Feast including Gigi's Grilled Italian Specialty Stand, NYC Famous Italian Sausages Stand and Lucy's Sausage Stand and watch as both sweet and hot varieties of Italian sausage are grilled and prepared with peppers and onions.  The same owner who operates Gigi's Grilled Italian Specialty Stand also sells fried calzones, zeppoles and other fried treats directly across the street at Sophia's. Sophia's is the originator of the Fried Rainbow Cookie, a popular Feast item which when broken open reveals its colorful rainbow interior.  We also watch as fried Oreos, another street fair favorite are being prepared. We even try this "Candy of the Feast" from Sophia's.

We stop by Ferrara's Original Cafe where live music and dancing was happening and the food stands run by Ferrara's along the Feast route, where we try their world famous cannolis.  Ferrara’s is a sponsor of the annual Cannoli-eating Contest, which was held on Friday, September 13, 2019. This year’s winner, Wayne, downed 38 Ferrara cannolis in six minutes.Ferrara Bakery & Cafe was established in 1892 by Italian immigrants, Antonio Ferrara and Enrico Scoppa. Ferrara’s is considered America’s first espresso bar. The café later added Italian specialties including cannoli, sfogliatella and gelati to its menu.

We also visit Umberto's Clam House on Mulberry Street, which has been in business since 1972 and became famous for its celebrity clients and its signature clam dish with its hot red clam sauce.

Although this is an annual celebration of faith, the Feast of San Gennaro is known for its festive atmosphere, featuring Italian cuisine, carnival food favorites, religious processions, colorful parades, free live music and entertainment, rides for kids and adults, games and vendors.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

G. Esposito & Sons Pork Store is one of the fantastic small independently-owned businesses in Carroll Gardens we visited in our latest YouTube episode: Brooklyn Food Tour, Vintage & Vinyl Records .

Full video: https://youtu.be/6Oay7gNcoW0 

This Italian Pork Store 🐷was founded in 1922 and is now run by 3rd-generation co-owners, brothers George and John Esposito. • To see the interior of this Pork Store 🐖butcher shop and see some of the Italian 🇮🇹specialties they serve and to see what delicious items we tried please subscribe to our JamesandKarla YouTube channel (direct link in bio). We will be posting new videos weekly, highlighting small unique businesses in NYC. 

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Opening TONIGHT! Our new exhibition "CAPTURING THE FACES & VOICES OF MOM-AND-POP STOREFRONTS" is the front page news in today's AmNY newspaper.

Our photography and oral history exhibition at the Theater for the New City Gallery located at 155 First Avenue near 10th Street opens today with a FREE OPENING RECEPTION FROM 5-8:30 PM.

The exhibition is free to see (open every day from 10 am to 10pm) and is on display until October 27, 2019.

At the OPENING RECEPTION FREE BEER from Singha, FREE COLD BREW from Joe Coffee CompanyCompany and FREE PASTRIES & COOKIES from Veniero's Pasticceria will be provided!

Experience activism and community through the lens of photographers, as they display their work from two free 2019 workshops with acclaimed photographers and award-winning authors Karla and James Murray. In two sessions at the East Village Community Coalition, James & Karla taught participants how to use photography and oral history to raise public awareness, build community, and encourage advocacy. Participants learned to create their own powerful photographs of neighborhood storefronts and to connect with the proprietors through personal interviews. 

Thank you so much amNewYork reporter Lisa L. Colangelo for the wonderful article!


Sunday, September 15, 2019

Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain is one of the fantastic small independently-owned businesses in Carroll Gardens we visited in our latest YouTube episode: Brooklyn Food Tour, Vintage & Vinyl Records

Full video: https://youtu.be/6Oay7gNcoW0 

•This lovingly restored 1920s apothecary shop was turned into a modern day soda fountain shop @brooklynfarmacy by co-owners, brother and sister team Peter Freeman and Gia Giasullo. We look around its gorgeous interior filled with antique pharmacy cabinets filled with medicine bottles, a 20-foot marble soda fountain counter with red swirling stools, penny-tiled floors, and watch egg creams, ice cream sundaes and milkshakes being made by "soda jerks". We also purchase a vanilla egg cream (definitely one of the best we have ever had!) which we take outside to enjoy with our dog @Hudsonpittienyc on one of their pink benches.

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

We visit Court Pastry Shop in our latest YouTube video: Brooklyn Food Tour, Vintage & Vinyl Records

We visit Court Pastry Shop in our latest YouTube video: Brooklyn Food Tour, Vintage & Vinyl Records, where we take a walking tour around Carroll Gardens and visit many old-school Italian independently-owned food businesses along Court Street and also visit vintage shops and a vinyl record store. 

Full video: https://youtu.be/6Oay7gNcoW0


• We go inside this beloved Italian bakery and see all of the homemade pastries, cookies and cakes they make fresh daily. We purchase a vanilla cannoli and lobster tail pastry and also get one of their delicious homemade Italian ices to enjoy on nearby on the steps of one of the Italianate brownstones this neighborhood is known for.

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Our latest YouTube video: Brooklyn Food Tour, Vintage & Vinyl Records is now live on our JamesandKarla channel!


In this Brooklyn food tour, we take a walking tour around Carroll Gardens and visit many old-school Italian independently-owned food businesses along Court Street and also visit vintage shops and a vinyl record store on Court Street. We then walk to nearby Henry Street, where we visit a vintage apothecary turned modern day soda fountain.

We start the day with a visit to Court Pastry Shop, where we go inside this beloved Italian bakery and see all of the homemade pastries, cookies and cakes they make fresh daily. We purchase a vanilla cannoli and lobster tail pastry and also get one of their delicious homemade Italian ices to enjoy on nearby on the steps of one of the Italianate brownstones this neighborhood is known for.

We then visit Caputo's Bake Shop, where we go inside and see their vast selection of homemade Italian breads, rolls, biscuits and cakes and cookies. We purchase a loaf of semolina golden raisin with fennel and a pretzel roll and twist and our dog Hudson enjoys some of their biscotti.

We also visit G. Esposito & Sons Jersey Pork Store, where we see the owner George Esposiito and look at all of their freshly made pork sausage, vast meat selection and homemade Italian specialty items. We buy some of their mozzarella, ricotta and prosciutto balls, which we enjoy outside the shop.

We then walk further down Court Street and stop to look at some vintage items outside of Yesterday's News Antiques & Collectibles and visit 2 Silhouettes on The Shade, where we not only browse through their vast selection of vintage sporting equipment, housewares, clothing and knick-knacks but also go inside this packed from floor to ceiling shop.

We also visit Blue Gold Records, an eclectic vinyl record shop carrying a wide selection of quality used vinyl, where you can also enjoy freshly-roasted Brooklyn coffee. We help support this independently-owned record shop by purchasing one of their t-shirts.

We end the day with a visit to Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain on Henry Street where we go inside this lovingly restored 1920s apothecary shop which has been turned into a modern day soda fountain. We look around its gorgeous interior filled with antique pharmacy cabinets filled with medicine bottles, a 20-foot marble soda fountain counter with red swirling stools, penny-tiled floors, and watch egg creams , ice cream sundaes and milkshakes being made by "soda jerks". We purchase a vanilla egg cream which we take outside to enjoy with Hudson on one of their pink benches.  We would love for you to subscribe to our channel and hit the thumbs up and notification bell and please share if you enjoy the video.

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16x20 inch signed print

This 16x20 inch signed print featuring twenty of our photos of iconic Lower East Side and Lower Manhattan storefronts was created by us to help raise money (on sale for $35) for the free public workshops and resultant exhibition “Capturing the Faces & Voices of Mom-and-Pop Storefronts” which officially opens at the Theater For The New City Gallery @theater_for_the_new_city at 155 First Ave near 10th Street this Monday, September 16th from 5-8:30 pm

• It is FREE to attend our opening and there will be FREE BEER provided by @singhabeer_us and FREE COLD BREW ☕️from @joecoffeecompany and FREE PASTRIES from @Veniero’s

• • If you are interested in helping support our free public workshops and exhibition @momandpopstorefronts with a donation of $35 please Venmo Karla-Murray $35 by tomorrow 9/13 and you can pick up your signed Kodak Professional Endura Luster print at the opening celebration 🎉 or you can pay cash 💰 during the opening and pick up will be available in the East Village.


Thursday, September 12, 2019

Last night at CAPTURING THE FACES & VOICES OF MOM-AND-POP STOREFRONTS" with PIX 11's Greg Mocker

Full video, interview and slideshow: https://pix11.com/2019/09/11/photographers-document-mom-and-pop-storefronts-in-nyc-for-gallery-show/

FREE! OPENING RECEPTION ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th from 5-8:30!

CAPTURING THE FACES & VOICES OF MOM-AND-POP STOREFRONTS" is a photography and oral history exhibition at the Theater For The New City Gallery located at 155 First Avenue near 10th Street.  The exhibition is free to see (open every day from 10 am to 10pm) and is on display until October 27, 2019.

At the OPENING RECEPTION ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th from 5-8:30 FREE BEER from Singha, FREE COLD BREW from Joe Coffee Company and FREE PASTRIES & COOKIES from Veniero's Pasticceria will be provided!

Experience activism and community through the lens of photographers, as they display their work from two free 2019 workshops with acclaimed photographers and award-winning authors Karla and James Murray. In two sessions at the East Village Community Coalition, James & Karla taught participants how to use photography and oral history to raise public awareness, build community, and encourage advocacy. Participants learned to create their own powerful photographs of neighborhood storefronts and to connect with the proprietors through personal interviews.

"CAPTURING THE FACES & VOICES OF MOM-AND-POP STOREFRONTS" is a photography and oral history exhibition at the Theater For The New City Gallery located at 155 First Avenue near 10th Street.

The exhibition is free to see (open every day from 10 am to 10pm) and is on display until October 27, 2019.