mom-and-pop

Here’s Looking at James & Karla Murray’s ‘Mom-and-Pop’ Installation in Seward Park

Posted June 27, 2018 at 5:06 am

Acclaimed husband-wife photographers James and Karla Murray last week completed the installation of their Lower East Side mom-and-pop throwback inside Seward Park. “Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S.” is a large-scale public art installation situated in a garden triangle beside the children’s playground. It consists of an 8-foot-high-by-12-foot-wide-by-8-foot-deep rectangular wood-frame, and includes four nearly-life-size photographs of family-owned […]

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‘Mom & Pop’ Art Installation Underway in Seward Park

Posted June 19, 2018 at 5:03 am

Husband-wife chroniclers of New York City storefronts, James & Karla Murray, have begun construction on the new outdoor exhibit for Seward Park that pays homage to disappearing mom-and-pop shops. “Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S.” is a bittersweet large-scale public art installation that consists of an 8-foot-high-by-12-foot-wide-by-8-foot-deep rectangular wood-frame. The sculpture includes four nearly-life-size photographs of family-owned […]

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Illustrations of Lower East Side Independent Business Owners

Posted January 5, 2012 at 6:18 am

Using some handy illustrations, ten independently-owned mom-and-pops around the Lower East Side were recently singled out.

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Fashion & Fashion at 160 Orchard Going Out of Business

Posted January 8, 2010 at 6:37 am

The casualties on upper Orchard Street are steadily mounting.  As trendy business and out-of-context development maintain a stranglehold on the block, the mom-and-pops continue to suffer.  A few weeks ago, S.K. Gift Shop at 190 Orchard announced its imminent closure.  Now, Fashion & Fashion Ladies Apparel, located in the southern storefront of 160 Orchard, is […]