The photographer duo James and Karla Murray did an amazing job capturing the nostalgia displayed on the faces of all the timeless immigrant shops in NYC that formed the fabric of the city’s culture. Too bad that these 19th and 20th century gems are going extinct.

I am very lucky to have had the chance to visit some of these places the few times i’ve been to the city. So i thought i’d share these as an homage to the mom’n’pop shops and as a tank you you James and Karla… please make sure you buy their book.

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