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Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York

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The post comes a year or so late but this book would make a great gift for someone moving to or leaving New York City.  A word about the photos:

“Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York” [is] a photographic survey by James and Karla Murray documenting disappearing mom-and-pop stores …

The project, ten years in the making, captures the unique and idiosyncratic storefronts that define the streetscapes of New York City. Bars, bakeries, restaurants, butchers, discount shops, etc., are all being slowly pushed out to make way for chains. Indeed, it’s a crisis of identity: since the start the project, over one third of the stores have closed. See more on James and Karla Murray’s Flickr Store Front photo set.

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Written by doorr

April 12, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Posted in Art, Books, New York City

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