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Photographers James and Karla Murray didn’t plan to spend three decades documenting mom and pop storefronts in New York. Truth be told, they were more interested in the city’s street art scene. They’d scour the five boroughs, capturing the crazy and colorful graffiti they discovered along the way. But more often than not, they’d find themselves returning to the same walls, as many street artists liked to reuse the same “canvas.” So they ended up in the same neighborhoods, on the same blocks. On Tompkins Avenue in Bed-Stuy, there was just one store they couldn’t shake. It was the typography that caught their eye: ”Katy’s Candy Store,” spelled out in slanted, mismatched, multi-colored... Full story

14 October