There used to be signs shaped like guns hanging above Centre Market Place in Little Italy. They’re gone now. The block is all condo-style townhouses, boutiques, and salons. But once it was a veritable gun district.
Architect and designer Kirsten Hively has an enthusiasm for urban space and form that is contagious. … Recently, Hively has discovered a passion for the neon signage of the city and has launched Project Neon, an effort to seek out, photograph and encourage appreciation of the glow of New York City.