Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015

George's Coney Island in Worcester, MA has been serving hot dogs since 1918.

George's Coney Island in Worcester, MA has been serving hot dogs since 1918. It started out as a small lunch counter and was renovated by George and Catherine Tsagarelis in 1938 in an art ‪#‎artdeco‬ style complete with wooden booths, tile floor and long lunch counter. They specialize in ‪#‎hotdogs‬ with their famous secret ‪#‎chili‬ sauce, yellow mustard and chopped onions. ‪#‎signgeeks‬ ‪#‎neongeeks‬ ‪#‎coneyisland‬ ‪#‎vintage


Friday, August 28, 2015

Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore on Madison Avenue at 35th Street closed in January 2015

Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore on Madison Avenue at 35th Street closed in January 2015 after being in business for over 30 years. It was the first ‪#‎travel‬ ‪#‎bookstore‬ in the United States and was founded by Harriet and Arnold Greenberg, who were both travel writers. They had an extensive collection of ‪#‎vintage‬ and ‪#‎antique‬ travel ‪#‎books‬ as well as rare books and maps. They also had a huge selection of travel guidebooks including ones published in 1901 by Adam & Charles Black, German-published Baedeker guidebooks, and American guidebooks commissioned as part of the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression. The bookstore is still operating online for anyone interested in finding rare travel books. The loss of this bookstore hit us particularly hard because there are so few independent bookstores left in the city, and especially one with such a unique collection. According to state data, between 2000 and 2012, the number of bookstores in Manhattan fell about 30 percent, from 150 stores to 106 stores.


Thursday, August 27, 2015

STORE FRONT and Faile Art. We are happy our book STORE FRONT: The Disappearing Face of New York continues to inspire artists...

Our Store Front photos are part of Faile's Gentrification Game feature at their Brooklyn Museum Show!

From Gothamist: "There's also The FAILE & BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade, an intensely bright interactive environment created in collaboration with Brooklyn artist Bäst. There you'll find arcade games, pinball machines, and foosball tables—all sculptures, but interactive ones that you can actually play (for free). The games includes a gentrification video game meant to be played with others, everyone racing to knock down the old Brooklyn buildings and replace them with new condos."

http://gothamist.com/2015/07/11/faile_brooklyn_museum.php