Monthly Archives: October 2005

Facade of Apple Store Soho, NYC 1

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Another shot of the Apple Store, Soho.

The New York City Apple Store in Soho resides in a former US Post Office building formerly called “Station A” in Soho. It’s located in the heart of downtown Manhattan amid multi-million-dollar real estate in the form of lofts, apartments, retail spaces, creative offices and historic cast-iron architecture. Like those lofts that have been converted from former factory space, the Apple Store is an excellent example of the re-development and re-purposing of existing structure as new, mixed-use space.

Ivan Corsa Photo

Photo Art at Bloomingdales, Soho, NYC

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The Bloomingdales Soho store in New York City has an interior design that reflects its downtown setting. The department store’s lower Manhattan outpost is in a quintessential Soho lofts building in the heart of what was once one of the city’s artiest neighborhoods. The interior is filled with original art with more of a downtown feel that that of its uptown flagship store. This shot shows an artwork made of portaits.

Typhoon Photo

Stop Sign Stickers, Soho, New York 2 – Context

Stop Sign Stickers, Soho, New York 2 – Context

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Pictured above is the context shot of some great NYC sticker street art.

Sticker bombing is a common sight in downtown New York City. Here and there public street signs get hit with a mad vengeance. This stop sign in Soho is good example. The stickers are a mix of street art and guerilla publicity.

We heart sticker art!

Ivan Corsa Photo

Stop Sign Stickers, Soho, New York 1 – Detail

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Here’s a detail shot of this awesome sticker street art.

Sticker bombing is a common sight in downtown New York City. Here and there public street signs get hit with a mad vengeance. This stop sign in Soho is good example. The stickers are a mix of street art and guerilla publicity.

We heart sticker art!

Ivan Corsa Photo

Tokyo: Tokyo Tower View

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Love this shot of central Tokyo with the Tokyo Tower smack in the middle. The Japanese capital is one of our favorite places on earth. We love visiting Tokyo — and travel to and around Japan, in general. There’s so much human activity at street level in Tokyo and so many interesting urban spaces. Once one steps out of the hotel, one could walk for hours and hours just exploring. And in recent years, there’s a lot to explore in terms of great street art by Japanese and foreign artists — some obscure, some well-known — in the backstreets of the Harajuku, Ura-Harujuku, Naka-meguro and Daikanyama neighborhoods. Book that flight now, Speed Racer.

D. Carter Witt Photo

I Love You, NYC

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We’ve been seeing a lot of “i love you” popping up around lower Manhattan these past six months, especially in the Lower East Side, Nolita, Soho and the East Village. It’s unkown to whom, individually, this message is directed besides the public. But its essense is positive, a reminder, perhaps, that “out there,” somebody loves somebody, at least so much so that somebody felt compelled to scrawl it on walls across downtown New York City. And that can’t be so bad, right?

Ivan Corsa Photo

Bronson Versus Deniro – Karbon Kopy Killers by Ars

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The actors Robert Deniro and the late Charles Bronson both played vigilante killers in films about outsiders taking the law into their own hands to seek justice. Here the two are united in wheat-paste street art on a Chinatown street in lower Manhattan. The image of Deniro is culled from the film Taxi Driver. Bronson’s image is from Death Wish. Dubbed “Karbon Kopy Killer,” this street art is by the artist Ars.

Ivan Corsa Photo