New Photo Book Documents Store Fronts of New York City's Endangered Mom and Pop Businesses

Store Front II: A History Preserved is a new photobook from local photographers and historians James and Karla Murray that seeks to document the storefronts of disappearing Mom-and-Pop stores in New York City.

Store Front II chronicles their continued efforts to document a little-known but vitally important cross-section of New York's Mom and Pop economy. The Murrays' penetrating photographs are only half the story, though. In the course of their travels throughout the city's boroughs the Murrays have taken great care to document the stories behind the scenery.

Store Front II: A History Preserved is available for purchase on Amazon.

Third Avenue at East 86th Street (Upper East Side), 2010
Third Avenue at East 86th Street (Upper East Side), 2010
West 43rd Street near Seventh Avenue (Times Square), 2011.
West 43rd Street near Seventh Avenue (Times Square), 2011.
Hudson Street near Barrow Street (Greenwich Village), 2010
Hudson Street near Barrow Street (Greenwich Village), 2010
Columbus Avenue at West 70th Street (Upper West Side), 2015
Columbus Avenue at West 70th Street (Upper West Side), 2015
Orchard Street at Delancey Street (Lower East Side), 2011
Orchard Street at Delancey Street (Lower East Side), 2011
Third Avenue at East 55th Street (Midtown), 2010
Third Avenue at East 55th Street (Midtown), 2010
Broadway near West 89th Street (Upper West Side), 2010
Broadway near West 89th Street (Upper West Side), 2010
West 56th Street near Broadway (Midtown), 2010
West 56th Street near Broadway (Midtown), 2010
Ninth Avenue near West 54th Street (Hell’s Kitchen), 2010
Ninth Avenue near West 54th Street (Hell’s Kitchen), 2010
Broadway near West 157th Street (Washington Heights), 2010 - has since closed.
Broadway near West 157th Street (Washington Heights), 2010 - has since closed.
First Avenue near East 11th Street (East Village), 2010 - has since closed.
First Avenue near East 11th Street (East Village), 2010 - has since closed.
Seventh Avenue South at Christopher Street (Greenwich Village), 2010
Seventh Avenue South at Christopher Street (Greenwich Village), 2010

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