Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Looking at some old favorites along Second Avenue


On Monday, we posted a 2001-2012 comparison photo of Gem Spa by James and Karla Murray ... turns out that was just a warm-up for a new post — A Walk Down Second Avenue, from 14th Street to Houston circa 2001.

The photographers, who published "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York," don't capture every business ... but they do highlight the old-timers and current favorites, such as East Village Meat Market and Block Drug Store, and now-closed businesses such as Jade Mountain and 2nd Ave Deli.

You can find the photos and text with some history here.

4 comments:

Uncle Waltie said...

Please stop making me cry! Enough nostalgia already!

Shawn Chittle said...

Paul's is one of the best burgers in the city, and great atmosphere! Long live Paul's baby!

Anonymous said...

> Enough nostalgia already!

:-)

that makes me wish i had taken some photos back then!

do keep up with the 'nostalgia' trip. with the neigh'hood changing so rapidly, you\are recording the past for posterity.

I-)

Goggla said...

Their work is fantastic.