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Chronicling the Rise and Fall of NYC's Mom & Pop Shops

If James and Karla Murray's first collection of photos of New York City storefronts—aptly titled Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York—was about the loss of the city's mom-and-pop shops, then the duo's latest book, which was released earlier this month, is at least slightly more hopeful. The Murrays have continued photographing independent businesses throughout the five boroughs, but their second book, Store Front II: A History Preserved, features many spots that have, against all odds, thrived in NYC's increasingly difficult real-estate market.

Check out some of the unique businesses they captured. >>