Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Macy’s Flagship NYC Store on 34th Street and their amazing holiday windows are featured in our latest YouTube video: NYC BEST HOLIDAY WINDOWS.

Full video: https://youtu.be/sIl4qh_fQLA

This year’s #holiday windows story at Macy’s follows its main character “Santa Girl” who watched the Thanksgiving Day Parade from her bedroom window. Her larger-than-life dog ๐Ÿถ Willow scratches its ear when visitors press her nose! Macy's

• To see to see Willow the dog in motion ๐Ÿ• scratch her ear when Hudson presses her black nose and also see ALL of the other spectacular #holiday windows at Macy’s, Bloomingdales Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue please watch and subscribe to our JamesandKarla YouTube channel.

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"2019 holiday gift guide: 20 gifts for the New Yorker who has it all"

2. Storefronts of New York photos - now you can have one of their well-known “storefront” photos in your own home. Pick your favorite mom-and-pop from past or present times and then order an 11 X 14, signed print for $99 with free shipping within the Continental U.S.A. 

Thank you 6sqft​!

Full list: https://www.6sqft.com/2019-holiday-gift-guide-20-gifts-for-the-new-yorker-who-has-it-all/


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

PRINT SALE! Pearl Paint ๐ŸŽจ the legendary #artstore on Canal Street in Manhattan served artists for over 50 years before closing in 2014.

To continue our holiday print sale, we are offering 11x14 inch signed prints of many of our favorite storefronts including Pearl Paint for $99 including free shipping in the continental U.S.

Each individual #storefront is printed on Kodak Professional Endura Luster paper and signed by us on the bottom right underneath the image.

Please DM or email us if you need more info at jandkphoto@att.net and/or send payment via PayPal or Venmo to @Karla-Murray.

Please place your order before this Friday to ensure delivery before Christmas!


Monday, December 9, 2019

Photography from our visit to NYC’s 2019 holiday windows (without facing the crowds) for 6sqft! Includes a link to our video tour too!

Full article: https://www.6sqft.com/nyc-holiday-windows-2019/

"The city may have created additional pedestrian space around Rockefeller Center this year, but the throngs of tourists are still filling the streets around the Christmas tree and holiday windows. If you’d rather not deal with the crowds, photographers James and Karla Murray have captured the best of this year’s windows, from the magical “Frozen” themed light show at Saks Fifth Avenue to the artistic displays at Bergdorf Goodman. Ahead, see what’s on view this year and learn a bit more about what goes into creating these whimsical scenes."

Sunday, December 8, 2019

The 10-story tall theatrical light show at Saks Fifth Avenue opposite Rockefeller Center is featured in our latest YouTube video: NYC BEST HOLIDAY WINDOWS!

The 10-story tall theatrical light show at Saks Fifth Avenue opposite Rockefeller Center is featured in our latest YouTube video: NYC BEST HOLIDAY WINDOWS along with the six winter wonderland windows depicting characters from “Frozen 2” at Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH.

Full video: https://youtu.be/sIl4qh_fQLA

To see this amazing light show in action and to see ALL of the spectacular #holiday windows at Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Bergdorf Goodman and Bloomingdales please watch and subscribe to our JamesandKarla YouTube channel.

We will be posting new videos EVERY WEEK highlighting unique small businesses in New York City.

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

One of our favorite holiday windows this year is the neon-filled Bergdorf Goodman “Jackpot” window, featuring a #pinball game.

Full video: https://youtu.be/sIl4qh_fQLA 

We feature it in our latest YouTube video: NYC BEST HOLIDAY WINDOWS along with the rest of the eight incredible #BergdorfGoodman windows centered around the theme of “Bergdorf Goodtimes.”

• To see this amazing window with its psychedelic #animation and flashing lights and to see more of the spectacular #holiday windows at Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdales please watch and subscribe to our JamesandKarla YouTube channel.

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Friday, December 6, 2019

In this NYC BEST HOLIDAY WINDOWS episode we visit the most stunning New York City department and #NYC luxury stores #holiday window displays in 2019.


We also visit the Rink at Rockefeller Center and see ice skating and the Christmas tree being decorated for the season. 

Places we visit include: 
1. Macy's 210 Broadway at 34th Street
2. Bloomingdale's Lexington Avenue between 59th & 60th Streets
3. Bergdorf Goodman Fifth Avenue between 57th & 58th Streets
4. Gucci Fifth Avenue at 56th Street
5. Cartier Fifth Avenue at 52nd Street
6. Saks Fifth Avenue Fifth Avenue between 49th & 50th Streets
7. Rockefeller Center Ice Skating Rink & Tree Off Fifth Avenue between 49th & 50th Street
8. Radio City Music Hall Sixth Avenue at 50th Street 

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Karla over at Tompkins Square Library! Author TALK & SLIDESHOW this Friday 6:30-7:30pm!

We are excited to announce our Exhibition Opening and Artist Talk: "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York" Photographs by James and Karla Murray" as part of the Third Annual East Village Arts Festival at Tompkins Square Library.

Friday, December 6: Exhibition Opening: 5-6:30pm
Illustrated Author Talk: 6:30-7:30pm

The opening reception will include live music and refreshments.

PROGRAM LOCATION: Tompkins Square Library, Basement

As part of the third annual East Village Arts Festival, we will be showing an exhibit of our photographs at Tompkins Square Library, from December 6, 2019 - January 31, 2020.  "At the talk, James and Karla will discuss their books Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York, Store Front II - A History Preserved and New York Nights.

In this visual presentation, the Murrays take the audience on a photographic journey by spotlighting the ongoing story of New York's independent shops, bodegas, bars and more with vibrant photography and deeply personal interviews with the shop owners."

More info: https://www.nypl.org/blog/2019/11/06/third-east-village-arts-festival-tompkins-square-library


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Karla over at Tompkins Square Library! Author TALK & SLIDESHOW this Friday 6:30-7:30pm!

We are excited to announce our Exhibition Opening and Artist Talk: "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York" Photographs by James and Karla Murray" as part of the Third Annual East Village Arts Festival at Tompkins Square Library. 

Friday, December 6: Exhibition Opening: 5-6:30pm 
Illustrated Author Talk: 6:30-7:30pm 

The opening reception will include live music and refreshments.

PROGRAM LOCATION: Tompkins Square Library, Basement 

As part of the third annual East Village Arts Festival, we will be showing an exhibit of our photographs at Tompkins Square Library, from December 6, 2019 - January 31, 2020. 

"At the talk, James and Karla will discuss their books Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York, Store Front II - A History Preserved and New York Nights. In this visual presentation, the Murrays take the audience on a photographic journey by spotlighting the ongoing story of New York's independent shops, bodegas, bars and more with vibrant photography and deeply personal interviews with the shop owners."


Author TALK & SLIDESHOW this Friday 6:30-7:30pm!

We are excited to announce our Exhibition Opening and Artist Talk: "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York" Photographs by James and Karla Murray" as part of the Third Annual East Village Arts Festival at Tompkins Square Library. 

Friday, December 6: Exhibition Opening: 5-6:30pm 
Illustrated Author Talk: 6:30-7:30pm 

The opening reception will include live music and refreshments.

PROGRAM LOCATION: Tompkins Square Library, Basement  As part of the third annual East Village Arts Festival, we will be showing an exhibit of our photographs at Tompkins Square Library, from December 6, 2019 - January 31, 2020. 

"At the talk, James and Karla will discuss their books Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York, Store Front II - A History Preserved and New York Nights. In this visual presentation, the Murrays take the audience on a photographic journey by spotlighting the ongoing story of New York's independent shops, bodegas, bars and more with vibrant photography and deeply personal interviews with the shop owners."

More info: https://www.nypl.org/blog/2019/11/06/third-east-village-arts-festival-tompkins-square-library


Arturo’s on West Houston Street has been in business since 1957.

This historic restaurant , which is known for its coal-fired oven pies ๐Ÿ•is featured in our latest YouTube video. Not only do we go inside this #pizzeria restaurant but we get one of their delicious pizzas.

Full video: https://youtu.be/DUuxYKdGtdU
• To see more of the interior of this restaurant which has live jazz music ๐ŸŽถ nightly, please watch and subscribe to our JamesandKarla YouTube channel.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Chess Forum ♟ on Thompson Street is featured in our latest YouTube video.

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

Not only do we go inside this unique #storefront but we show in detail many of the #chess sets and pieces including sets by theme like cats vs dogs and alien vs human. We also visit the back room where you can join a pick up chess game for $5 an hour (children always play free!).

@hudsonpittienyc is patiently waiting for someone to walk in the shop and play #backgammon with him! •

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Monday, December 2, 2019

We just uploaded our 2nd ITALIAN FOOD & VINYL RECORDS TOUR of GREENWICH VILLAGE!

We just uploaded our 2nd ITALIAN FOOD & VINYL RECORDS TOUR of GREENWICH VILLAGE where we visit historic family-owned #Italian food businesses including Raffetto’s on West Houston Street.

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

@raffettos_pasta has been in business since 1906 and sells a huge variety of their homemade fresh and dry #pasta in cuts including spaghetti ๐Ÿ rigatoni, ziti, shells and wagon wheels! • • To see more of the interior of this lovely shop and to see Sara @pastaheiress cut the spinach & plain egg tagliatelle using their vintage 1916 guillotine machine, please watch and subscribe to our JamesandKarla YouTube channel.

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Our latest video "ITALIAN FOOD TOUR & VINYL RECORDS: GREENWICH VILLAGE NYC" is live!


In our 2nd ITALIAN FOOD TOUR & VINYL RECORDS of GREENWICH VILLAGE NYC, we visit some historic family-owned #Italian food businesses including a homemade pasta shop and coal-fired pizza restaurant and also highlight a #vinyl record shop and #chess shop, all within walking distance of one another.

Places we visit include:
1. Generation Records 210 Thompson Street
2. Raffetto's 144 West Houston Street
3. Chess Forum 219 Thompson Street
4. Arturo's 106 West Houston Street

We also see some beautiful Greenwich Village buildings as we walk the picturesque streets.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WATCHING!

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We will be posting new videos EVERY FRIDAY highlighting unique small businesses in New York City.

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To celebrate the holidays, we are offering our limited edition 12 x 36 inch print of our Branded Chromatic ๐ŸŒˆSignage Collage for $250/ print including FREE shipping to anywhere in the U.S. ($20 value).

To celebrate the holidays, we are offering our limited edition 12 x 36 inch print of our Branded Chromatic ๐ŸŒˆSignage Collage for $250/ print including FREE shipping to anywhere in the U.S. ($20 value).

These #storefront collage prints were designed by us using our photos of various NYC #momandpopstorefronts with an image size of 8.5 x 32 inches printed on 12 x 36 inch Kodak Professional Endura Glossy Paper and are in a signed edition of 50. In first photo is our larger size 4 foot length print which is also available in a signed edition of 15.

• Payment is via PayPal or Venmo to Karla-Murray. DM or email us at jandkphoto@att.net if you need more info.