Thursday, March 23, 2017

Our exploration what is left of an abandoned World War II Nazi Labor Camp in Krakow, Poland by via Untapped Cities...


"Feeling that this might give us a unique perspective on the atrocities that took place not only in Poland, but across Europe not that long ago, we decided to hike across the Vistula River to get a better look. In an age where tolerance unimaginably seems to be brought into question again, we wanted a quiet and somehow more personal experience than we felt we would get in the tourist-heavy memorial and museum sites nearby."

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

El Nuevo Siglo in Washington Heights, NYC

El Nuevo Siglo in Washington Heights specialized in Buster Brown Shoes 👞 and Pro Keds. When we saw this shoe store with its #vintage #signage it brought us right back to our childhood. #Analog photo from 2004 appears in our book "Store Front:The Disappearing Face of New York". #storefront #disappearingfaceofnewyork

Monday, March 20, 2017

Los Paisanos Meat Market, Brooklyn, NYC

Los Paisanos Meat Market on Smith Street in Brooklyn is a family-owned #butcher shop that has been in business since the 1960s. One of their specialties is whole pigs 🐷  of all sizes 🐖  as well as premier cuts of beef 🐮 and veal. We always love shopping at a family butcher because they often give you great advice and recipes if you are unsure how to prepare something. Photo from 2009 appears in our book "Store Front II- A History Preserved".

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Hudson. Over at Exit9 Gift Emporium on Ave A, East Village, NYC.

Getting treats from head honcho Charles and checking up on the stock of STORE FRONT: The Disappearing Face of New York, earlier...

Jay Dee Bakery in Forest Hills, Queens was open for nearly 60 years before it closed in 2009

We loved its #ArtDeco #storefront which had an amazing reverse channel #neonsign with a unique #font. We also loved the Ravenna green mosaic columns surrounding the windows which had an orange and red vertical swirl pattern. Jay Dee Bakery was known for its kosher cookies including rainbow 🌈 and cherry cookies as well as their classic black and white cookie. Analog photo from 2004 appears in our book "Store Front:The Disappearing Face of New York."

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Irish Brigade Pub in upper Washington Heights/Inwood

We love their #handpainted #signage with its unique #font and shamrocks ☘️☘️☘️. This #Irish bar opened in 1939 and this #analog photo was taken in 2001.