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Storefront Stories

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An exploration of stores that have come and gone and those that have stood the test of time in NYC

In New York, like in many American cities, mom-and-pop shops are slowly disappearing. Owners who can no longer afford their rent abruptly fold, retire with no one in the family interested in taking over the business, or simply decide it's not worth competing against the big box store that opened up down the street.

On this week's Cityscape we're talking with a husband and wife photography team who've made it their mission to document generations-old storefronts before the shops vanish forever. We're also paying a visit to some New York City establishments that have somehow managed to buck the trend and stand the test of time including JJ Hat Center and Veniro's pastry shop.