Ten years after photographing countless storefronts for their popular book, Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York, James and Karla Murray are returning to the same addresses for an update. The contrast in the pairs of images, each a decade apart, is striking.
Looking at the photos side-by-side feels like stepping into a time machine. While some of the storefronts, like Katz's Deli and McSorley's Ale House, have remained the same, others have taken a turn for the corporate. The beloved Mars Bar is now a shiny condo complex. The legendary CBGB is now a John Varvatos store. The most dramatic pictures, however, simply show where storefronts have been erased, leaving behind a blank canvas for developers.