THE DISAPPEARING FACE OF NEW YORK
MURRAY, JAMES T.
The Disappearing Face of New York is a visual guide to New York Citys timeworn storefronts, a collection of powerful images that capture the neighborhood spirit, familiarity, comfort and warmth that these shops once embodied. Almost all of these businesses are a reflection of New Yorks early immigrant population, a wild mix of Irish, Germans, Jews, Italians, Poles, Eastern Europeans and later Hispanics and Chinese.
The variety is immense from Manhattans Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery and Katzs Delicatessen to the Jackson Heights Florist in Queens, Court Street Pastry in Brooklyn, D. DAuria and Sons Pork Store in the Bronx and the De Luca General Store on Staten Island. And as the Murrays stunning, large format photographs make patently clear, the face of New York is etched in their facades.