Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York at Clic Gallery


Vesuvio Bakery: Closed. Photo via jimandkarlamurray on Flickr

Opening today at the Clic Bookstore & Gallery in New York City is "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York," a photographic survey by James and Karla Murray documenting disappearing mom-and-pop stores (also see the recently released book of the same name which you can buy at Amazon).

The project, ten years in the making, captures the unique and idiosyncratic storefronts that define the streetscapes of New York City. Bars, bakeries, restaurants, butchers, discount shops, etc., are all being slowly pushed out to make way for chains. Indeed, it's a crisis of identity: since the start the project, over one third of the stores have closed. See more on James and Karla Murray's Flickr Store Front photo set.

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