Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Elegy in Neon

A liquor store in Ridgewood, Queens, declined Con Edison’s suggestion to replace neon with LED lights
The photographers James and Karla Murray
have taken it as their personal mission to
document those beloved
places that give the city its character before they fade away.
In 2008,
they published the book “Store Front,”
a tombstone-size elegy to a disappearing
New York of Optimo cigar
shops, Lower East Side brassiere wholesalers and kosher dairy joints.

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