A decade ago, photographers James and Karla Murray documented the unique storefronts of New York that showed the neighbourhood’s personality and diversity. When they recently headed back, they sadly discovered most of the charming family-owned stores were now replaced by generic businesses. All of these changes are now compiled in a book entitled ‘Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York’ as an effort to preserve the memory of NYC as it used to be.
“We hope this glimpse will bring awareness to the unique character these small mom-and-pop businesses add to the streets and neighborhoods of New York City and the sense of community they provide. These storefronts have the city’s history etched into their façades.”