Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

La Sirena is a Mexican folk art store in the East Village. "La Sirena" or "The Mermaid" is filled with unique arts and crafts from the many regions of Mexico, may of which are bought directly from the artists themselves by the store owner, Dina Leor. It is a small store but packed full of handmade crafts , jewelry, religious art and even Mexican pro wrestling ‪luchas‬ head masks.


Monday, May 4, 2015

Thanks to Municipal Art Society of New York ( MAS) and everyone who attended our JANE'S WALK Store Front Walking Tour!

It was a beautiful day and a huge turn out! We had a great time meeting and greeting and talking STORE FRONTS! ‪#‎JanesWalkNYC‬ ‪#‎masnyc‬ ‪#‎savenyc‬



Sunday, May 3, 2015

Katinka, East Village NYC.

Jazz musician Billy Lyles and his wife, designer Jane Williams, founded this store in 1979. They sell Indian clothing, shoes and accessories in this tiny space along with original designs by Jane. ‪#‎storefront‬ ‪#‎eastvillage‬ ‪#‎billylyles‬ ‪#‎saveNYC‬


Saturday, May 2, 2015

We will be leading a special FREE Store Front:The Disappearing Face of New York 1 hour walking tour of the East Village TOMORROW, Sunday, May 3rd at 1pm for Jane's Walk.

Jane's Walk is a global "movement of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs." The New York City walks are sponsored by the Municipal Arts Society and are free of charge to everyone.

We will be visiting the locations of many small mom-and-pop storefronts as well as remembering ones that have disappeared. We will be discussing the fact that many of these small businesses are closing in the face of modernization, gentrification, and conformity and that the unique appearance of this vibrant neighborhood suffers in the process.

Our starting point will be in front of St. Mark's Church in the Bowery at 131 East 10th Street at 2nd Avenue at 1 pm. For more information about our tour visit  www.mas.org/Janeswalk #JaneswalkNYC #saveNYC


Friday, May 1, 2015

Independent Bookstore Day Tomorrow! Mercer Street Books, Greenwich Village, NYC

Mercer Street Books has been in business in Greenwich Village for 30 years. They sell used, out-of-print and even some new books as well as a selection of LPs. We love their piles of books inside and the small rack outside of used books.
We encourage everyone to visit their local independent bookstore tomorrow, Saturday May 2nd in celebration of "Independent Bookstore Day". More than 400 independent bookstores across the U.S. will participate in the inaugural national celebration inspired by last year's California Bookstore Day. In addition to hosting parties, author appearances and events, many booksellers will have exclusive merchandise created for the occasion. #savenyc #bookstoreday #books #storefront #bookstoredaynyc









Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hudson offering to help the 'Mosaic Man' Jim Power.

We bought Jim a Redbull, talked a while and let him get back to work...


FREE JANE'S WALK this Sunday at 1pm. St. Mark's Comics in the East Village.

St. Mark's Comics in the East Village has been in business since the 1980s. Mitch Cutler has owned the #comic shop with its extensive stock of highly collectible back issues since 1984. It also has a great selection of #toys, action figures and graphic novels. We love that this small #comicbook store has survived despite the many changes this block on St. Mark's Place has undergone. #storefront #superman #spiderman #xmen #eastvillage #savenyc

We will be leading a special FREE Store Front:The Disappearing Face of New York 1 hour walking tour of the East Village this Sunday, May 3rd at 1pm for Jane's Walk. Jane's Walk is a global "movement of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs." The New York City walks are sponsored by the Municipal Arts Society and are free of charge to everyone. We will be visiting the locations of many other small mom-and-pop storefronts as well as remembering ones that have disappeared. We will be discussing the fact that many of these small businesses are closing in the face of modernization, gentrification, and conformity and that the unique appearance of this vibrant neighborhood suffers in the process. Our starting point will be in front of St. Mark's Church in the Bowery at 131 East 10th Street at 2nd Avenue at 1 pm.

For more information about our tour please visit : http://janeswalk.org/united-states/new-york-city-ny/store-front-disappearing-face-new-york/ #masnyc #JanesWalkNYC #saveNYC #storefront