New York's Surviving Mom & Pop Shops Chronicled in New Book

New York's Surviving Mom & Pop Shops Chronicled in New Book

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Tara Bellucci
Nov 25, 2015
(Image credit: James & Karla Murray 2015/Courtesy Gingko Press)

With rent hikes and new developments, lots of the local charm is disappearing from New York's neighborhoods. In James and Karla Murray's latest book, Store Front II: A History Preserved, we get a slice of those that have survived the real estate market and continue to persevere.

For every store that's survived, there's two that have shuttered (their first book, Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York, documents those losses).

"We hope that our project acts an artistic intervention to help draw attention to and preserve the small shops whose existence is essential to the unique and colorful atmosphere of the city's streets," they say in the introduction.

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