From Harlem to LES, New York City iconic places, like mom and pop shops, disappearing

Two New York City photographers have been documenting the City’s transformation for several years. It started with a book, titled “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York,” in which they photographed mom-and-pop stores around the city, including select parts of Harlem, such as Lenox Avenue and 125th Street. They recently returned to these Harlem locations, and all the other original locations as well, to see what stands in those places now. Take a look below at the Harlem areas documented and see what’s happened.

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3 responses to “From Harlem to LES, New York City iconic places, like mom and pop shops, disappearing

  1. Harlem will always be Harlem no matter what they replace.

  2. Very cool report! We noticed this because two photographers we represent, Diggs & Hillel, have a similar project on 125th street. Check it out on our website: http://www.claireoliver.com

  3. only because of the housing projects Zena.. only because of the projects….
    you won’t recognize anything else in 10 years…

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