Friday, July 3, 2020

Even though New York City has allowed retail businesses to re-open at limited capacity, many #storefronts in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan are still boarded-up and this has amazingly created a new “canvas” for artists.

Full video: https://youtu.be/OADbFXVMvT4 

In our latest YouTube video, BEST NEW YORK STREET ART & GRAFFITI: RECLAIMING SOHO & BOWERY AFTER THE RIOT, we walk with our dog during, Hudson, around the streets of SoHo and the Bowery to see all the messages of love, unity, optimism and healing which were painted on the boarded-up storefronts in the aftermath of the riots which took place in #NYC on the evenings of May 31 to June 2, 2020. 

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On the Bowery with @cattcaulley.

In our latest YouTube video, BEST NEW YORK STREET ART & GRAFFITI: RECLAIMING SOHO & BOWERY AFTER THE RIOT, we walk with our dog during, Hudson, around the streets of SoHo and the Bowery to see all the messages of love, unity, optimism and healing which were painted on the boarded-up storefronts in the aftermath of the riots which took place in #NYC on the evenings of May 31 to June 2, 2020. 


We also were fortunate enough to see a number of #graffitiartist and street artists still at work painting on the many wood “canvases” of boarded-up shops. (Swipe left to see more artwork and #streetartist painting). 

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Although we are not fans of chain stores in NYC and instead always highlight and support “mom-and-pop” stores in our daily life and on our feed, we were happy to see the amazing street art which was painted on the boarded-up #storefront of this 7-11 store in Manhattan.

Full video: https://youtu.be/OADbFXVMvT4  


In our latest YouTube video, BEST NEW YORK STREET ART & GRAFFITI: RECLAIMING SOHO & BOWERY AFTER THE RIOT, we walk with our dog during, Hudson, around the streets of SoHo and the Bowery to see all the messages of love, unity, optimism and healing which were painted on the boarded-up storefronts in the aftermath of the riots which took place in #NYC on the evenings of May 31 to June 2, 2020. 

We also were fortunate enough to see a number of #graffitiartist and street artists still at work painting on the many wood “canvases” of boarded-up shops.  

The 7-11 is a great part of the project @Bringing_Back_Bowery. It is about community. The mural was done by @vkron.mmm .  

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Our latest YouTube video "BEST NEW YORK STREET ART & GRAFFITI: RECLAIMING SOHO & BOWERY AFTER THE RIOT" is live!

 
We walk with our dog during the #Coronavirus Lockdown in New York around the streets of SoHo and the Bowery in Manhattan to see all the messages of love, unity, optimism and healing which were painted on the boarded-up storefronts in the aftermath of the riots which took place in #NYC on the evenings of May 31 to June 2, 2020. 

In addition to #art that was already in place, we were also were fortunate enough to see a number of graffiti and street artists still at work painting.  

Filmed on Sunday June 21, 2020 along Broadway, Mercer Street, Greene Street, Wooster Street, West Broadway, West Houston Street, Prince Street, Spring Street, Broome Street, St. Mark's Place and the Bowery in the SoHo and Bowery neighborhood of Manhattan.  

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Our latest YouTube video "BEST NEW YORK BAGEL & HOW TO MAKE HAND-ROLLED BAGELS" is live!



In this BEST NEW YORK BAGEL & HOW TO MAKE HAND-ROLLED BAGELS, we visit Tompkins Square Bagels in the East Village of Manhattan and not only see where to buy the best New York style bagels but also watch and film a tutorial on how to make their hand-rolled, boiled and baked bagels. 

This amazing #bagel shop has been open during the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown in NYC and we speak with the owner, Christopher Pugliese about how COVID-19 has impacted his business. 
 
We bring home and eat their delicious homemade bagels including an Everything Bagel, Sesame Bagel, and their specialty French Toast Bagel with their homemade Birthday Cake Cream Cheese.   #nyc #food  

Tompkins Square Bagels: 165 Avenue A East Village, New York  

Note they also have a 2nd location in the East Village on: 184 Second Avenue East Village, New York  

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Katy’s Candy, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

Katy’s Candy in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn was in business from 1969 until 2007 when it was forced to close when the landlord wanted to convert the building into a luxury condo. 

Sadly, the #storefront remains empty today (left) and the luxury condo project never materialized. It makes you wonder if the landlord would have been better off letting Katy keep her small business and pay rent all these years. 

The importance of small unique shops like Katy’s to the community can’t be understated and that is the reason why we are holding a free online public workshop via YouTube to help raise awareness of their importance. 

• CAPTURING THE FACES & VOICES OF MOM-AND-POP STOREFRONTS 2020 is a photography, social media and oral history ONLINE workshop which focuses on the cultural significance of neighborhood stores and the impact they have on the pulse, life, and texture of their communities. The ONLINE workshop will culminate in both an online @momandpopstorefronts dedicated Instagram page and a public exhibition of participants' work. 

• The workshops teach how photography, social media, and oral history can be tools for public awareness and advocacy. Participants will learn 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. Participants will also gain valuable knowledge in creating and maintaining their own social media account. Small local mom-and-pop shops including restaurants and cafes are the lifeblood of our communities and now more than ever need all of our support. Many have been struggling to survive during the COVID shutdown, and highlighting their business is a great free way to help promote them. 

•• To participate in our free workshop please watch our YouTube video which we premiered last night. (See direct link below). We will be holding a 2nd free public workshop in early August to review and provide feedback on every participants’ photos and oral histories. 

••• Full video: https://youtu.be/92mw14ULXqo


Thursday, June 25, 2020

Our friend Nick Hermanns has passed away.

He was a great soul and helped us when we were traveling hard through Europe. He will be missed.



(All above photos © Bernd Schuler)

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

LENOX LOUNGE on Lenox Avenue closed on December 31, 2012 after 73 years in Harlem, when the landlord doubled the rent from $10,000 to $20,000 per month, forcing it out of business.

Jazz greats Billie Holiday, John Coltrane and Miles Davis all performed at Lenox Lounge and many political luminaries including Langston Hughes, James Baldwin and Malcolm X gathered there. Photo from 2004 and photo from 2014 and sadly is now torn down and a Wells Fargo bank branch stands in its place. 

• To help us keep mom-and-pop stores in business please REGISTER for our FREE ONLINE workshop supporting mom-and-pop shops in NYC via Eventbrite (see IG story for direct link or copy and paste link below). 

• CAPTURING THE FACES & VOICES OF MOM-AND-POP STOREFRONTS 2020 is a photography, social media and oral history ONLINE workshop focuses on the cultural significance of neighborhood stores and the impact they have on the pulse, life, and texture of their communities. The ONLINE workshop will culminate in both an online @momandpopstorefronts dedicated Instagram page and a public exhibition of participants' work. 

• The workshops teach how photography, social media, and oral history can be tools for public awareness and advocacy. Participants will learn 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. Participants will also gain valuable knowledge in creating and maintaining their own social media account. Small local mom-and-pop shops including restaurants and cafes are the lifeblood of our communities and now more than ever need all of our support. Many have been struggling to survive during the COVID shutdown, and highlighting their business is a great free way to help promote them. 

• Space is limited to 100 participants & it is NOW FULLY booked but there is a WAITLIST. Registration is required so we can send you a LINK VIA EMAIL to view it on our YouTube channel and we will be participating in a live chat during the premiere. 



Tuesday, June 23, 2020

From our latest YouTube video "CHANGING NEW YORK: GRAFFITI & PROTEST AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE" is live!

Full video: https://youtu.be/qV0-LDPc_rE 

We walk with our dog to Union Square in Manhattan, we visit with world-famous graffiti artist Steve ESPO Powers, who was spray painting boards surrounding The Daryl Roth Theatre with his "Black Lives Matter" mural and inspirational quotes. 

We also visit two George Floyd #Protests for #blacklivesmatter against racial injustice, the first peaceful protest was at Union Square and the second #protest was at Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village, NYC.  

Places we visit: Daryl Roth Theatre 101 East 15th Street at Union Square East Union Square, Manhattan located between East 14th and East 17th Street and Union Square East & West Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village  

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Our latest YouTube video "CHANGING NEW YORK: GRAFFITI & PROTEST AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE" is live!



We walk with our dog to Union Square in Manhattan, we visit with world-famous graffiti artist Steve ESPO Powers, who was spray painting boards surrounding The Daryl Roth Theatre with his "Black Lives Matter" mural and inspirational quotes. 

We also visit two George Floyd #Protests for #blacklivesmatter against racial injustice, the first peaceful protest was at Union Square and the second #protest was at Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village, NYC.  

Places we visit: Daryl Roth Theatre 101 East 15th Street at Union Square East Union Square, Manhattan located between East 14th and East 17th Street and Union Square East & West Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village.  


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Friday, June 19, 2020

Thank you @UntappedNewYork !

Full article: https://untappedcities.com/2020/06/19/capture-the-faces-of-nycs-mom-and-pop-stores-with-james-and-karla-murray/ 

"In order to raise awareness of the importance of mom-and-pop shops throughout the city, photographers James and Karla Murray, in collaboration with the East Village Community Coalition, are hosting a free photography and oral history workshop Capturing the Faces and Voices of Mom-and-Pop Storefronts 2020." 



Apple Store, Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, NYC.

We just posted a new video of our walk with Hudson along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan to check in on how the shops and restaurants are doing after the riots earlier this month which devastated the area. 

Sadly, most of the storefronts were boarded-up and the streets were very empty. As we neared Central Park, we also filmed a protest against racial injustice. 

Hope you guys enjoy watching! 



Thursday, June 18, 2020

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Our latest YouTube video "NEW YORK PROTEST AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE: WALKING ALONG FIFTH AVENUE DURING LOCKDOWN" is live!



We walk with our dog to see the #protest for racial injustice along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan in memory of George Floyd and #blacklivesmatter . 

We also see the aftermath of the riot which took place in New York City and see many boarded-up luxury storefronts and hotels along Fifth Avenue. 

While walking we also check out some #graffiti and protest related street art painted on the boarded-up storefronts. 

We do see some signs of reopening from the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown, with a few restaurants and shops offering curbside pickup and takeaway.  

Filmed on Thursday June 11, 2020 along Fifth Avenue from 18th Street in the Flatiron District through the Upper East Side to Central Park in Manhattan.  

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

We are excited to announce that registration is now open via Eventbrite.com for our FREE ONLINE workshop: CAPTURING THE FACES & VOICES OF MOM-AND-POP STOREFRONTS 2020.



Start date of Monday June 22, 2020 is the date when the FREE ONLINE workshop will be available to view via our JamesandKarla YouTube channel. 

PLEASE NOTE to view our FREE workshop video you MUST HAVE A GOOGLE ACCOUNT (GMAIL ADDRESS) or create a free Google account and LOG IN to view. 

• This photography, social media and oral history ONLINE workshop focuses on the cultural significance of neighborhood stores and the impact they have on the pulse, life, and texture of their communities. The ONLINE workshop will culminate in both an online @momandpopstorefronts dedicated Instagram page and a public exhibition of participants' work at a free public venue to be announced. 

• The workshops teach how photography, social media, and oral history can be tools for public awareness and advocacy. Participants will learn 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. Participants will also gain valuable knowledge in creating and maintaining their own social media account. Small local mom-and-pop shops including restaurants and cafes are the lifeblood of our communities and now more than ever need all of our support. Many have been struggling to survive during the Coronavirus pandemic shutdown, and highlighting their business via photography and oral histories is a great free way to help promote them and make sure they weather COVID-19. 

• Space is limited to 50 participants per online workshop. The WORKSHOP IS FREE but advance registration is required so that we can send you a LINK VIA EMAIL to view the online workshop on our YouTube channel. Everyone who registers and participates in the first online workshop will receive another link to a second LIVESTREAM workshop session providing feedback on your work.




Monday, June 15, 2020

From our YouTube video "NEW YORK AFTER RIOT: LOCKDOWN WALK AROUND SOHO, CAN IT REOPEN?".

Full video: https://youtu.be/2MxY0nm06ZM 

We walk with our dog during the #Coronavirus #Lockdown in New York around the streets of SoHo in Manhattan to see the aftermath of the riot which took place in #NYC on the evenings of May 31 to June 2, 2020.


Sunday, June 14, 2020

Our new YouTube video "BEST ITALIAN FOOD IN NEW YORK: BUYING & HOW TO MAKE MOZZARELLA CHEESE DURING LOCKDOWN" is live!


In this BEST ITALIAN FOOD IN NEW YORK tour, we visit Russo's Mozzarella & Pasta in the East Village of Manhattan and not only see where to buy amazing homemade mozzarella, pasta and prepared Italian #food, but also film a tutorial on how to make mozzarella cheese. 
This family-owned shop has been open during the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown in #NYC and is one of the last remaining shops where you can get an authentic taste of #Italy in Manhattan.  

We bring home and eat their delicious homemade mozzarella cheese and an amazing made to order Caprese Sandwich.  

Russo's Mozzarella & Cheese: 344 East 11th Street East Village, New York  

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Saturday, June 13, 2020

Record Mart located in the Times Square subway station sadly announced that it has permanently closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

Record Mart was founded in 1958 and was the oldest surviving record store in Manhattan until it announced its closure this week. It was known for its great selection of Latin music and salsa records. 

• To see what Times Square looks like today amidst the Coronavirus shutdown, please watch our YouTube video which highlights our walk up a very empty Broadway from Union Square to Times Square. Link: https://youtu.be/A2ODgeujB5U


Friday, June 12, 2020

Historic Fanelli Café on Prince Street in SoHo

We were so happy to see that the historic Fanelli Café on Prince Street in SoHo has reopened for takeaway with a special dedicated take-out window and even set up some tables outside where you can drink your takeaway beer 🍺 and have some food to go along with your drink.  

To see our full NEW YORK AFTER RIOT: LOCKDOWN WALK AROUND SOHO video please watch our Full video: https://youtu.be/2MxY0nm06ZM  

In our latest YouTube video, we walk with our dog through the very empty streets of SoHo showing the devastation after the riots last week and check in at Fanelli Café and see many boarded-up businesses.


Thursday, June 11, 2020

From our latest YouTube video "NEW YORK AFTER RIOT: LOCKDOWN WALK AROUND SOHO, CAN IT REOPEN?".

Full video: https://youtu.be/2MxY0nm06ZM 

We walk with our dog during the #Coronavirus #Lockdown in New York around the streets of SoHo in Manhattan to see the aftermath of the riot which took place in #NYC on the evenings of May 31 to June 2, 2020.


Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Our latest YouTube video "NEW YORK AFTER RIOT: LOCKDOWN WALK AROUND SOHO, CAN IT REOPEN?" is live!

 

We walk with our dog during the Coronavirus Lockdown in New York around the streets of SoHo in Manhattan to see the aftermath of the riot which took place in #NYC on the evenings of May 31 to June 2, 2020.  

We see many boarded-up luxury storefronts and some with broken glass still laying on the street. 

We also see some signs of reopening, with a few restaurants and shops offering curbside pickup and takeaway.  

Filmed on Thursday June 4, 2020 along Broadway, Mercer Street, Greene Street, Wooster Street, West Broadway, West Houston Street, Prince Street, Spring Street, and Broome Street in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan.  

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Ellen’s Stardust Diner on Broadway near Times Square

Ellen’s Stardust Diner on Broadway near Times Square has been in business since 1987 and is known for its singing waitstaff and its 1950s #retroaesthetic with memorabilia lining its walls. 

We recently visited Times Square to see how busy it was (it was largely empty) and how the many businesses which rely heavily on tourism and theater goers were doing and sadly most remain closed due to the Coronavirus shutdown. 

• Watch our YouTube video highlighting a very empty Times Square: https://youtu.be/A2ODgeujB5U


Sunday, June 7, 2020

Our latest YouTube video "RIDING THE NYC SUBWAY DURING CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN: IS IT SAFE?" is live!


We take a ride on the #NYC subway during the Coronavirus lockdown to see if it safe to travel during the COVID-19 quarantine pandemic. 

We start our subway trip in Manhattan at the usually very busy Union Square / 14 Street subway hub which connects the 4,5,6,N,R,Q,W and L subway lines. 

Union Square is fairly empty of people at 9:45 AM and we take the 4 express train to the City Hall / Chambers Street station and transfer to the J local train to travel to Bushwick, Brooklyn. The car we ride in is empty at times and the people who are traveling are all safely wearing masks. 

We look out the window of the first subway car as we ride above ground in Brooklyn and take note of neighborhood sites and buildings. 

We exit the subway at the Gates Avenue stop on the border of the Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhoods of Brooklyn at around 10:20 AM.  

Note that face coverings are REQUIRED while riding the New York subway system.  

Filmed on Wednesday June 3, 2020 at 9:45 AM  

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Saturday, June 6, 2020

Mask Life over on Avenue D, East Village, NYC.

To see our East Village’s Alphabet City, #NewYorkCity #pandemic walk with our dog Hudson check out our full YouTube video: https://youtu.be/6PijcC-ENUU


Our YouTube video "TIMES SQUARE LOCKDOWN: WALKING FROM UNION SQUARE TO EMPTY TIMES SQUARE DURING COVID PANDEMIC" is live!



























Full video: https://youtu.be/A2ODgeujB5U 

In our walk with our dog during the Coronavirus Lockdown in New York we travel from Union Square in Manhattan via Broadway to an empty Times Square in Midtown, Manhattan.  On our way we see how empty Herald Square is during the pandemic and see the streets mainly devoid of tourists surrounding the "Crossroads of the World" in Times Square.  Even though Times Square is largely empty, the Naked Cowboy is still out playing his guitar.    

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Friday, June 5, 2020

Our latest YouTube video "TIMES SQUARE LOCKDOWN: WALKING FROM UNION SQUARE TO EMPTY TIMES SQUARE DURING COVID PANDEMIC" is live!



In our walk with our dog during the Coronavirus Lockdown in New York we travel from Union Square in Manhattan via Broadway to an empty Times Square in Midtown, Manhattan. 

On our way we see how empty Herald Square is during the pandemic and see the streets mainly devoid of tourists surrounding the "Crossroads of the World" in Times Square. 

Even though Times Square is largely empty, the Naked Cowboy is still out playing his guitar.  

Filmed on Thursday, May 28, 2020  

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Le Fournil, a new French bakery in the East Village, NYC

Le Fournil, a new French bakery in the East Village, which opened in the #storefront formerly occupied by Moishe’s Kosher Bakery for 40 years was sadly vandalized on Saturday night following peaceful protests against racial inequality at Union Square in memory of George Floyd. 

• While filming our YouTube video documenting the then peaceful protest on East 14th Street, we also witnessed the nearby damage of the #protest turned riot where some instigators smashed the front windows of @lefournilnyc and a few other businesses along Second Avenue. Despite the extensive window damage (seen in our video) the bakery reopened on Sunday morning selling its delicious French pastries, bread 🥖 and some savory items. The owner even posted a note on the plywood-covered window that they support #blacklivesmatter . 

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Protest against racial inequality at Union Square escalates.

Full video: https://youtu.be/zmur5qqCUt0 

We walked with our dog to see the #protest at Union Square in Manhattan in memory of George Floyd, justice and #blacklivesmatter late. 

We saw a massive police presence around Union Square, thousands of protestors marching along the streets of NYC and being arrested after clashes with police. Just a few hours ago it was announced that NYC will be instituting a citywide curfew starting at 11pm so this late night protest will be among the last ones documented.


Monday, June 1, 2020

Our latest YouTube video "NEW YORK PROTEST AGAINST RACIAL INEQUALITY AT UNION SQUARE ESCALATES" is live!


We walk with our dog to see the #protest against racial inequality at Union Square in Manhattan in memory of George Floyd, justice and #blacklivesmatter on the last night before NYC instituted a curfew. 
We see a massive police presence around Union Square, thousands of protestors marching along the streets of #NYC and being arrested after clashes with police.  

Filmed on Sunday, May 31, 2020 from 11 PM through the early hours on Monday, May 31, 2020 at Union Square, Manhattan on the last night before NYC instituted a curfew.  

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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Our latest YouTube video "NEW YORK PROTEST AT UNION SQUARE FOR RACIAL INEQUALITY" is live!

 

We walk with our dog to see the mostly peaceful #protest for racial inequality near Union Square on East 14th Street in the East Village of New York City in memory of George Floyd, justice and #blacklivesmatter . 

We also see the aftermath of the not so peaceful #NYC protest turned riot earlier in the evening along East 14th Street and Second Avenue, in which NYPD police cars were vandalized and set fire to as well as banks and some small businesses with front windows broken.  

Filmed on Saturday, May 30, 2020 from 11 PM through the early hours on Sunday, May 31, 2020 near Union Square, Manhattan  

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Raul’s Barber Shop on Avenue B is one of the many small businesses which have had to temporarily close due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

To see our East Village’s Alphabet City walk with our dog check out our full video: 

https://youtu.be/6PijcC-ENUU  

We walked by Raul’s and many other small #momandpopstorefronts to check on how they are coping in our latest YouTube video highlighting all the letter-named Avenues in Alphabet City, from Avenues A to D. 

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Our latest YouTube video "NEW YORK LOCKDOWN: EAST VILLAGE WALK DURING COVID AROUND ALPHABET CITY" is live!

 In our walk with our dog during the Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown in New York, we travel along the streets of the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, #NYC in the area known as Alphabet City.

Full video:  https://youtu.be/6PijcC-ENUU 

We see many closed shops and restaurants during our walk as well as a few that are thankfully open, serving hungry New Yorkers who are in quarantine during the COVID 19 State of Emergency.   

We stop by one such essential business and visit Ray Alvarez, the owner of Ray's Candy Store on Avenue A, who has kept his historic candy store open for takeaway and delivery during the entire shutdown.    

We also look lots of graffiti and street art that we see painted on the streets. New York City streets we walk along include East 14th Street, Avenue A, Avenue B, Avenue C and Avenue D.    

Filmed on Sunday, May 24, 2020    

Food featured includes a hot dog from Ray's Candy Store 113 Avenue A New York, NY   

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Our latest YouTube video "NEW YORK LOCKDOWN: EAST VILLAGE WALK DURING COVID AROUND ALPHABET CITY" is live!

 

 In our walk with our dog during the Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown in New York, we travel along the streets of the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, #NYC in the area known as Alphabet City.  

We see many closed shops and restaurants during our walk as well as a few that are thankfully open, serving hungry New Yorkers who are in quarantine during the COVID 19 State of Emergency. 

We stop by one such essential business and visit Ray Alvarez, the owner of Ray's Candy Store on Avenue A, who has kept his historic candy store open for takeaway and delivery during the entire shutdown.  

We also look lots of graffiti and street art that we see painted on the streets. New York City streets we walk along include East 14th Street, Avenue A, Avenue B, Avenue C and Avenue D.  

Filmed on Sunday, May 24, 2020  

Food featured includes a hot dog from Ray's Candy Store 113 Avenue A New York, NY  

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

ABC TV on Canal Street in the Lower East Side was located on the ground floor of the former Loew’s Canal Theater building, a 1928 movie palace constructed in a Spanish baroque style.

This photo is from 2004 and appears in our book “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York”. Although ABC TV has been closed for some time, the building itself still has a largely intact theater although the seats have been removed. 

• To sadly see what the #storefront looks like today and to see our walk with our dog of the entire length of Canal Street from Essex Street in Chinatown to West Street in TriBeCa, please watch and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Direct link to full video: https://youtu.be/HzRcB6vWJ80


Monday, May 25, 2020

To see what the M. Schames & Son Paints #storefront looks like today and to see our walk with our dog of the entire length of Canal Street from Essex Street in Chinatown to West Street in TriBeCa, please watch and subscribe to our YouTube channel!

Full video: https://youtu.be/HzRcB6vWJ8 

M. Schames & Son Paints has been in the same family for four generations. In our latest YouTube video we visit the original location of this family-owned paint store near Canal Street, which was founded by Mendel Schames, a Russian immigrant. The shop is now run by father and son, Marshall and Brian Schames. 

This photo was taken in 2004 for our book “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York”. Sadly, the Schames family was forced to relocate their business after the construction of a neighboring condo building destabilized their northern wall. 

We love their #vintage colorful PAINTS #signage and Brian told us that they wanted to take it with them but their new location is narrower and the sign won’t fit across the storefront.


Sunday, May 24, 2020

Our latest YouTube video "NEW YORK LOCKDOWN: WALKING DURING COVID-19 CHINATOWN TO EMPTY TRIBECA" is live!

 

In our walk with our dog during the Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown in New York, we travel along Canal Street in Chinatown to the TriBeCa neighborhood of Manhattan, #NYC.  

We see many closed shops and restaurants during our walk as well as a few that are thankfully open, serving hungry New Yorkers who are in quarantine during the COVID-19 State of Emergency. 

We also look lots of graffiti that we see painted on the streets. New York City streets we walk along include the entire length of Canal Street from Essex Street in Chinatown to West Street in TriBeCa, which is a normally busy stretch with both traffic and locals and tourists shopping but we found it to be nearly empty.  

Filmed on Friday, May 22, 2020  

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Our latest YouTube video "NEW YORK LOCKDOWN: WALKING DURING COVID-19 EAST VILLAGE TO THE HIGH LINE" is live!



In our walk with our dog during the Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown in New York, we travel along 14th Street in the East Village to Union Square and continue to the High Line in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan, #NYC.  
We see many closed shops and restaurants during our walk as well as a few that are thankfully open, serving hungry New Yorkers who are in quarantine during the COVID-19 State of Emergency. 

We also look at some of the graffiti and street art murals we see painted on the streets. New York City streets we walk along include the entire length of 14th Street from Avenue C to the West Side Highway, W 12th Street and Washington Street.  

Filmed on Monday, May 18, 2020  

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Faicco's Italian Specialties was established in 1900 and has been in this same location on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village since 1951.

We walked this past Friday to film our latest YouTube video, the whole length of Bleecker Street from the Bowery to 8th Avenue and were so happy to see that @faiccosnyc was open for business and following strict social distancing and guidelines. 


Although we did not have a chance to go inside to see their amazing selection of house-made fresh and dry aged #porksausage 🐷, fresh mozzarella, Italian cheeses 🧀 and other cuts of meat we definitely will be returning.



Sunday, May 17, 2020

Our latest YouTube video "NEW YORK LOCKDOWN: EMPTY GREENWICH VILLAGE WALK DURING COVID-19" is now live!


In our walk with our dog during the Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown in New York, we travel along the empty streets of Greenwich Village in Manhattan #NYC.
We see many closed shops and restaurants during our walk as well as some that are thankfully open, serving hungry New Yorkers who are in quarantine during the Covid-19 State of Emergency. 

We also look at some of the graffiti and street art murals we see painted on the tree-lined streets of this historic neighborhood. 

New York streets we walk along include the entire length of Bleecker Street from Bowery to 8th Avenue, W 11th Street, Hudson Street and Commerce Street.  

Filmed on Friday, May 15, 2020  

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JAMES AND KARLA: On Instagram & Twitter @jamesandkarla  Email: jandk@jamesandkarlamurray.com  Website: http://www.jamesandkarlamurray.com

Thank you @mondoneon for including us in your podcast!

Full podcast: https://www.mondoneon.com/mondo-neon-podcast/with-photographers-james-and-karla-murray

 "This episode of the “Mondo Neon Show” we're talking with husband-and-wife photographers, James and Karla Murray, about capturing and documenting years worth of New York City, the early days of graffiti, portraits of storefronts and shop owners, neon signs, cultural diversity, and so much more!  

Find James and Karla on Instagram @jamesandkarla, Youtube and website. Tweet us @mondoneon with your favorite moment."


Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Our latest YouTube video: "NEW YORK LOCKDOWN: EMPTY WALK TO ROCKEFELLER CENTER, RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL & BROADWAY THEATERS" is live!




In our walk with our dog during the Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown in New York, we travel along the empty streets of Chelsea & Midtown to see empty Broadway theaters, Radio City Music Hall and Rockefeller Center in #NYC.  Rockefeller Center is completely empty of people and its famous ice skating rink displays the #NewYorkTough which was vey inspiring.  

We also see lots of graffiti and street art murals along our walk through Manhattan in New York City.  

Filmed on Saturday May 9, 2020.  

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A very empty Pell Street in Chinatown, NYC.

We walked with our dog around the graffiti-filled and empty streets of Chinatown & the Lower East Side in Manhattan last week and filmed a YouTube video highlighting how empty the neighborhood looked with many closed restaurants and shops.

To see all the graffiti on the streets and what we encountered along the way, please watch and subscribe to our JamesandKarla YouTube channel.

Full YouTube video: https://youtu.be/MYhyKzdS1Rs


Saturday, May 9, 2020

Our latest YouTube "NEW YORK LOCKDOWN FOOD: HOW TO MAKE MAC AND CHEESE" video is live!



We visit Sarita's Macaroni & Cheese in the East Village during the #Coronavirus Pandemic #Lockdown in New York. We go inside and share a how to make tutorial of some of their inventive flavors of macaroni and cheese. 

We speak with the co-owner about the decision to stay open and keep making their delicious comfort #food for takeaway and delivery to serve hungry New Yorkers who are in quarantine during the State of Emergency in NYC.  

We eat at home three "TAKE & BAKE" flavors of Sarita's Mac & Cheese: Four-Cheese Nosh size Masala Nosh Size Alpine Nosh Size  

S'MAC aka Sarita's Mac And Cheese: 197 First Avenue East Village, New York  

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Artist at Home: James & Karla Murray via Gingko Press

Full article: http://gingkopress.com/artist-at-home-james-karla-murray/ 

"James & Karla Murray are the photographers behind numerous Gingko releases, their latest being Store Front II – Mini Edition. You can view their work on jamesandkarlamurray.com and Instagram. James & Karla have also been filming their walks in New York City in an effort to highlight small, independently-owned businesses who could use help during this time. You can watch their videos on their YouTube channel."


Great N.Y. Noodletown in Chinatown has been in business since 1981

Great N.Y. Noodletown in Chinatown has been in business since 1981 and is known for its inexpensive Cantonese classics including ginger scallion noodles🍜 and wonton soup. 

Sadly, it is currently closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. 


(This photo is from 2019). 

We walked with our dog around the graffiti-filled and empty streets of Chinatown & the Lower East Side in Manhattan a few days ago and filmed a YouTube video showing just how empty it all looks. 

We also filmed closed restaurants and shops we encountered along the way. To see our video, please watch and subscribe to our JamesandKarla YouTube channel.


Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Our latest YouTube video. "NEW YORK LOCKDOWN: EMPTY CHINATOWN & LOWER EAST SIDE GRAFFITI STREETS, NYC" is live!

In our walk with our dog during the Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown in New York, we travel along the graffiti filled empty streets of Chinatown and the Lower East Side in Manhattan #NYC.  


We see many closed shops and restaurants during our walk and also look at some of the graffiti and street art murals we see painted on the streets of New York.  Filmed on Saturday, May 2, 2020  

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Our latest YouTube video "NEW YORK LOCKDOWN: EMPTY CHINATOWN & LOWER EAST SIDE GRAFFITI STREETS, NYC" is live!



In our walk with our dog during the Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown in New York, we travel along the graffiti filled empty streets of Chinatown and the Lower East Side in Manhattan #NYC.  

We see many closed shops and restaurants during our walk and also look at some of the graffiti and street art murals we see painted on the streets of New York.  

Filmed on Saturday, May 2, 2020  

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We are saddened to share the news that John DeLuca, the owner of DeLuca General Store in the Rosebank neighborhood of Staten Island passed away at 90 years of age due to the Coronavirus.

John opened his #hardware store which also sold electrical and plumbing supplies in 1975 and used the existing Coca-Cola privilege sign just adding his own copy to it. 

We first met John in 2005 when he was 75 years old and interviewed him for our “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York” book. 

He told us that the store was his life and that he still worked full time as he had lost his wife and didn’t want to stay home alone. He also showed us the creative figures he crafted from household items including a model schooner made from malt liquor cans. 

R.I.P. John 🙏

Monday, May 4, 2020

It is with heavy hearts 💔 that we are sharing the news that Evelyn Barbarino, the owner of OLDIES BUT GOODIES passed away from Coronavirus at the age of 98.

This lovely shop in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn was founded by Evelyn in 1972 and specialized in a wide variety of antique jewelry, figurines and assorted household items. 

We interviewed Evelyn in 2013 (when she was 91 years old) for our book "Store Front II - A History Preserved" and she shared with us that, “When I first opened my store in the late 1970s, this neighborhood was strictly Italian and Jewish but now it has become mostly Chinese. They are good customers but I often have a language barrier with them because I don’t speak Chinese and many of them don’t speak English. I have to write prices down for them on paper and we negotiate that way. This store is a home away from home for me and I am always here, seven days a week.”

 • R.I.P. Evelyn 🙏 you and your wonderful store will be missed!


Saturday, May 2, 2020

Our latest YouTube video is live!



We visit a hidden gem in the East Village during the #Coronavirus Pandemic #Lockdown in New York to order for takeaway the best tacos in New York. Some of the best food from Mexico served in #NYC can be found in the back of the bodega grocery store, Zaragoza Mexican Deli & Grocery.  

This charming family-run bodega is open for takeaway and delivery to serve hungry New Yorkers who are in quarantine during the State of Emergency. We go inside and speak to the Co-Owner Maria Martinez and her son Ruben about the difficulties of running a small business during the lockdown. We also watch as Maria makes some homemade tacos for us and shows us some of the other delicious Mexican food they serve including rice and beans and quesadillas and burritos.  

Zaragoza Mexican Deli & Grocery: 215 Avenue A near East 13th Street New York, NY  

We have three of their popular tacos served with choice of meat, onions, cilantro, lettuce, lime and salsa and pico de gallo on the side: 
1.Chicken with Chipotle Sauce Taco (Tinga de Pollo) 
2. Roast Pork Taco (Carnitas) 
3. Marinated Spicy Pork with Pineapple Taco (Al Pastor)  

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We walk with our dog during the Coronavirus Lockdown in New York along the graffiti filled streets of the Bowery and through empty streets in Little Italy and SoHo.

Full video on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/KmeDRssiAI8


Thursday, April 30, 2020

Artist Steven ESPO Powers spray painting in SoHo, NYC.

In our latest YouTube video walk with our dog during the Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown in New York, we travel along the graffiti filled streets of the Bowery, Little Italy and SoHo. ESPO's Art World

Full video: https://youtu.be/KmeDRssiAI8 

We stop to watch the legendary graffiti artist ESPO, spray-painting eight boarded-up luxury clothing store windows along Broadway at Spring Street with his street mural installation " Life Drawing During Quarantine". 

To see our full NEW YORK LOCKDOWN: GRAFFITI & EMPTY STREETS IN BOWERY, LITTLE ITALY & SOHO video please watch and subscribe to our YouTube channel 

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Our latest YouTube video "NEW YORK LOCKDOWN: GRAFFITI & EMPTY STREETS IN BOWERY, LITTLE ITALY & SOHO" is live!

In our walk with our dog during the Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown in New York, we travel along the graffiti filled streets of the Bowery and through empty streets in Little Italy and SoHo (South of Houston Street) in Manhattan #NYC. 

We see the long line to obtain free food at the Bowery Mission, the closed restaurants and shops surrounding the Bowery and the emptiness of the normally tourist filled Mulberry Street in the heart of Little Italy.

We also visit with world-famous graffiti artist Steve ESPO Powers, who was spray painting 8 boarded-up luxury clothing store windows along Broadway and Spring Street in SoHo with his street mural installation " Life Drawing During Quarantine".

Filmed on Monday, April 27th from 1-3 PM during the State of Emergency in New York.

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Our latest YouTube is LIVE! We visit Joe & Pat's Pizzeria in the East Village during the #Coronavirus Pandemic #Lockdown in New York.


Joe & Pat's Pizzeria is a famous thin crust #pizza restaurant open for takeaway and delivery to serve hungry New Yorkers who are in quarantine during the State of Emergency.

We go inside and speak to the 2nd-Generation Co-Owner Casey Pappalardo who makes a cracker-thin crust pizza for us.

Joe & Pat's Pizzeria & Restaurant: 168 First Avenue near East 11th Street New York, NY

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Thank you "We Love New York"!

"On the occasion of the April 2020 newsletter , I had the opportunity to exchange with James and Karla Murray for the Ask a Local section. We quickly got on well. I really like their work as a photographer but also the actions they create to enhance the heritage of New York via m om-and-pop , these small businesses threatened with disappearing, while they contribute to the identity New York neighborhoods."

Full article: https://we-love-new-york.com/james-and-karla-murray/


Fanelli Café on Prince Street has been operating as a grocery/food/drink establishment since 1847 and has been a tavern since 1863.

Sadly due to the #Coronavirus Fanelli Cafe has been temporarily closed with its gates down and iconic #vintage overhanging neon sign dark. If you are interested in purchasing our 11x 14 inch signed print of Fanelli Café which appears in our book “New York Nights” please Venmo $90 to @Karla-Murray. FREE shipping within USA. Email jandkphoto@att.net for more info & larger sizes.

• In our latest YouTube video, we walk with our dog through the very empty streets of SoHo from Houston to Canal Street and check in at Fanelli Café as well as other boarded up businesses. • To see our full NEW YORK LOCKDOWN: EMPTY SOHO video please watch and subscribe to our JamesandKarla YouTube channel (direct link in bio and IG story)

• Full YouTube video: https://youtu.be/isZcNcc67us


Friday, April 24, 2020

Canal Rubber Supply Co. has been in business in this same spot on Canal Street at the edge of SoHo since 1954.

In our latest YouTube video, we walk with our dog through the very empty streets of SoHo from Houston to Canal Street and check in at Canal Rubber which is temporarily closed to the public because of the pandemic.
Full YouTube video: https://youtu.be/isZcNcc67us

They specialize in all kinds of rubber and industrial foam products including mats, flooring, hoses and tubing. We love @canalrubber #signage “If It’s In Rubber We Have It!”

• To see our full NEW YORK LOCKDOWN: EMPTY SOHO video please watch and subscribe to our JamesandKarla YouTube channel! https://www.youtube.com/c/JamesandKarla


Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Thank you peter radley for this beautiful, optimistic poem!

"Lonely Karla" 
Lonely Karla wandering
along on her empty way
to find a friend to talk to
she has so much to say
where are the voices now
that once so loud sang out
then we had choices
now we can't go out
should we all walk with you
i know in our hearts we do
no more lonely Karla
we will all pull through

• peter radley 

Watch full video: https://youtu.be/isZcNcc67us


Our new YouTube video of our walk with our dog during the Coronavirus Lockdown in New York, we travel the empty streets of SoHo (South of Houston Street) in Manhattan.

Full video: https://youtu.be/isZcNcc67us

We look at the many boarded-up luxury designer shop windows along Prince, Spring, Broome, West Broadway and surrounding side streets and also check in on some of the locations of our favorite mom-and-pop shops and cafes, all of which are temporarily closed due to the State of Emergency Pandemic restrictions. 

Filmed on Saturday, April 18th from 3-7 PM. 

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LOCKDOWN 10% OFF PRINT SALE & FREE SHIPPING.

Signed 11 x 14 inch prints of Pearl Paint are now available for $90 (regularly $99) including free shipping. Payment via Venmo to Karla-Murray.

• In our latest YouTube video, we walk with our dog through the very empty streets of SoHo to the former location of the iconic Pearl Paint 🎨 on Canal Street which closed in 2014.

Full video: https://youtu.be/isZcNcc67us

There is not much left of this gorgeous #storefront and the building next door which housed the main part of the art store are now luxury apartments renting for $18,000 a month.

• To see our full NEW YORK LOCKDOWN: EMPTY SOHO video please watch and subscribe to our JamesandKarla YouTube channel.


Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Our new YouTube video of our walk with our dog during the Coronavirus Lockdown in New York, we travel the empty streets of SoHo (South of Houston Street) in Manhattan.


We look at the many boarded-up luxury designer shop windows along Prince, Spring, Broome, West Broadway and surrounding side streets and also check in on some of the locations of our favorite mom-and-pop shops and cafes, all of which are temporarily closed due to the State of Emergency Pandemic restrictions.

Filmed on Saturday, April 18th from 3-7 PM.

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Sunday, April 19, 2020

In our latest video we walk with our dog during the Coronavirus Lockdown in New York to the Oculus at the World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan.


We go inside the Oculus, designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, and look at its impressive architecture consisting of white ribs that interlock high above the ground.

We see the empty floors which house part of the Westfield World Trade Center mall.

We also walk around the empty streets surrounding the World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.

In addition we go inside the Fulton Center, which connects to the World Trade Center transportation hub, the fifth-busiest transportation hub in the New York metropolitan area.

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