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Storefront: The Disappearing Face of Old New York

4.4  ·  Rating Details ·  63 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
This is a visual tour so saturated with realism you can smell the knishes neatly displayed in the window of the Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery, a visual tour comprised of hundreds of images of unique 19th and 20th century retail graphics and neon signs still in use and inspiring us to purchase to this very day. But for how long?

Are New York City s local merchants a dying bree
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published January 26th 2009 by Gingko Press (first published 2008)
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Kathryn
Mar 10, 2012 Kathryn rated it it was amazing
I go to New York City about 2-3 times a year, and it seems I find something new with each visit. Store Front is a fascinating chronicle of store fronts in the major boroughs - mainly pictures, but many of them have interesting back stories by the current store owners. Some founded the businesses, some took over from parents or grandparents. Some started out paying only $25 a month in rent, while others have had to close down when rent rose to $33,000 a month!

Definitely when I hit the city next I
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Janko
Apr 24, 2014 Janko rated it it was amazing
Whenever I leave New York for a week or so - the first thing on my return is to walk through my neighborhood in downtown Manhattan and see what's left. The radical pace of changes doesn't slow down. And sometimes I have to make yet another little mark into my copy of "Store Front" when one of these places is gone forever.

The Murrays have done an incredible job on so many levels: They documented and preserved a vital part of New York that is rapidly changing to the worse. While New York always wa
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Joe
May 19, 2011 Joe rated it really liked it
A lot of fun. Now I want to go to New York. My only gripe is the printing is dark and the colors are often oversaturated. Despite that nitpick, this book is an amazing artifact of a quickly disappearing history of unique Mom & Pop establishments.
Jennifer
Aug 02, 2013 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
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Wonderful descriptions of old-time businesses still operating in NYC. Coverage of the outer boros, which is nice. I love the interviews with the shop owners!
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