This week, we're extremely proud to have published the Disappearing New York interview. James and Karla Murray's work has been featured in permanent collections in the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, the New York Public Library and the NYU Langone Medical Center and has been published in the NYTimes, WSJ, and other venerable media institutions.
For us, it was a continued reminder to deliberately seek out local businesses and support those in the community that reciprocate as the building blocks of local culture. Starting a small business, in NYC no less, is an extremely daunting task with the deck firmly stacked against the entrepreneur who is steadfast in vision and ambition.
In a typical scenario, the business owner is "all-in," having saved up everything they have in order to bring their creation, product or service to their small sliver of the world. That entrepreneurial spirit and grit is worth celebrating and rewarding with our time and money in order to preserve the future of making dreams a reality - because seeing another chain pharmacy open up on the corner isn't much of a dream.