Closing down: the couple chronicling New York’s disappearing storefronts

The Murrays’ new book Store Front II: A History Preserved, the Disappearing Face of New York is the concluding part of a trilogy. It’s their second “daytime” book; the first was published in 2009 – with New York Nights (2012), chronicling Big Apple facades after dark, sandwiched in between. Another volume is unlikely, given the commercial quicksands undermining these businesses. There is a sense of urgency to the images: one-fifth of the stores in the current book have since closed; while two-thirds of the stores featured in the first book are no more

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