Sunday, December 30, 2012

Store Front Windows By The Murrays

Eddie’s Sweet Shop, a local landmark in Forest Hills, Queens, with marble counters and a tin ceiling, is one of the few classic ice cream shops remaining in the city. The owners still make their own ice cream. (From The NYT 12.30.12).

This image and a dozen others are featured in The New York Times along with a story about their latest ode to New York Neon – New York Nights.  In 2008, they published a large compendium of neon storefronts called, appropriately, Store Front.  See the NYT review of the book and check out the Smith;s Bar image, it's classic New York.

 “When you think of New York at night, you think of the skyline, of big, sweeping beauty shots,” James Murray said. “We wanted to take people to the street corner sparkling at night.”

PHOTO: James T. and Karla L. Murray
Article & Slideshow: Elegy in Neon.

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