A selection of meticulously constructed miniatures by artist Randy Hage. Drawn to the often-overlooked beauty of aging structures, Hage began photographing the cast iron facades in the SoHo area of New York. He has photographed over 450 storefronts over the past 14 years, 60% of which have since closed or been torn down. Hage’s models are not only acts of preservation but a way of calling attention to what has been lost as urban renewal and gentrification displace the storeowners and residents of these communities. See more images below.

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Randy Hage with Pearl Paint 1/12th scale model
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1/12th scale model of Katz’s Deli, Lower East Side
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1/12th scale model of Ideal Hosiery, Lower East Side
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1/12th scale model of CBGB, 315 Bowery
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1/12 scale model of SoHo cast iron building
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1/12th scale model of Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery, Lower East Side

NYC Storefronts in Miniature by Artist Randy Hage 1

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1/12th scale model of R&R Deli, Brooklyn
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1/12th scale model of Lenox Lounge, Harlem
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Detail photo of miniature Lenox Lounge sign (WIP)
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1/12th scale model of Pearl Paint, Canal St., Manhattan
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Detail photo of Pearl Paint model
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Miniature gumball machines in front of storefront, hand for scale
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1/12th scale model of Mars Bar, Lower East Side
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1/12th scale model of McSorley’s Bar, Lower East Side

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Randy Hage painting Stage Restaurant model

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