Monday, April 7, 2014

"Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York" - Redux!


For years, in bookstores, I've always found myself skimming through the amazing photo book, "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York," by photographers James and Karla Murray. A decade after publishing the book, the Murrays have gone back to re-photograph the same storefronts to highlight how much they've changed (or, stayed the same) over 10 years. (Original photos are from the early 2000s.) Interestingly, I've always planned on doing the same thing (re-photograph the 'best of' NYC Corners) in five or ten years. Here's are some of James' and Karla's more "corner-friendly" samples...

10th St & 2nd Ave, East Village, 2nd Ave Deli

1st St & 2nd Ave, East Village (Mars Bar)


Carmine & Bleecker, Greenwich Village

125th St & Morningside Ave, Harlem

Sunday, April 6, 2014

N 5th & Bedford [SW Corner] (February, 2013)

Bicycles, graffiti, and Chabad of North Brooklyn in Williamsburg.         CLICK TO ENLARGE