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Mom & Pop Shops of NYC

Photographers James and Karla Murray have published a book called ‘Store Fronts : The Disappearing Face of New York‘, which chronicles the now rare Mom and Pop shopfronts, with all the glorious typography of yesteryear between Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. Read their charming blog, which tells the stories of all these legendary shops and buildings here…

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January is traditionally the time of year when cleaning the house has a particularly therapeutic quality to it, after the excesses of the previous month. Thought this might make you laugh, as you’re sorting through your own crap…

American poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) wrote many of her poems on bits of envelopes. A book of these poems has been published, edited by artist  Jen Bervin and scholar Martha Werner, ‘The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems‘.  Read Bervin’s essay on the poems at ThePoetryFoundation, articles on the book in The New York Times and at NPR Radio. Dickinson’s poems…

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