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05.21.15 Prachi Gupta

If you received a package via UPS in the past few months, you may have picked it up not at home, but at a local businesses or bodega in New York. This is part of UPS’s new “Access Points” program, being unveiled across the city (and the world) as an alternative for people whose packages […]

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05.13.15 Liam Mathews

Photographer Gail Victoria Braddock Quagliata walked every block in Manhattan in search of every last bodega, hoping to snap each one before they’re replaced by 7-11s and luxury condos. According to Hyperallergic, Quagliata began the project while searching for the iconic and elusive Anthora coffee cup. She got acquainted with different bodegas in different neighborhoods […]

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03.18.15 Prachi Gupta

For so many of us, New York City is like that younger sibling you love to rag on but will defend to the death of any non-family member tries to pick on him. Actress Chloe Sevigny, who lives in Brooklyn and got her big break in Manhattan, starred in a cute guide to New York […]

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11.05.14 Amy K. Nelson

In late October, several businesses in Harlem and Fort Greene began posting controversial signs on their doors warning potential customers that the wearing of either hoodies or masks in their store would result in trespassing. A few days later, ANIMAL went to Harlem and found that the stores took down the signs, with one store […]

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06.17.14 Marina Galperina

New efforts are being made this summer to bring fresh produce and other nutritional food to bodegas, particularly those in neighborhoods where grocery stores are scarce. The New York Times reports that Hunts Point’s wholesale warehouse Jetro Cash and Carry (which supplies many of New York’s bodegas) is teaming up with City Harvest, Hostos Community College and […]

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10.16.13 Andy Cush

The city’s latest 7-Eleven convenience store is coming to Ditmas Park, Brooklyn–across the street from 11-Seven Food Mart, a locally-owned bodega. Mohammad Khan, owner of 11-Seven, isn’t happy. “Already my position financially is not very good,” he told the Daily News. “I’m worried about my business slowing down and not being able to pay my employees, but I […]

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05.22.13 Marina Galperina

With bodegas being such an integral part of our daily routine and survival in New York (What is “grocery store?”), these photographs of Berlin’s bodegas/food-marts/internet cafes by Ichwohnehier are very endearing. They’re also beautifully shot. So pretty. Stroll like you’re lost in Friedrichshain at 4am looking for a place to send an email and buy a […]

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03.20.13 Samer Kalaf

East Village residents might be against Pringle-ization, but mayoral candidate Jimmy McMillan would be fine with more 7-Eleven stores in NYC. His simple reasoning? It’s cheaper. In an interview with The Local: I applaud 7-Eleven! I hope 7-Elevens pop up all over the place. Anything that opens so people can grab a quick snack on […]

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01.31.13 Samer Kalaf

The anti-7-Eleven subsection of the East Village has made their next move in the fight against Pringle-ization. A group of East Villagers is planning a tour on Saturday to go visit a number of bodegas and local shops in the area in order to learn more about the store owners (and presumably buy things) in […]

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01.22.13 Samer Kalaf

Meet February. She’s a snarling, furry, five-year-old feline whose main purpose in life is to hunt and kill mice at a bodega for its owner, Bharat Patel. And she’s also a real jerk to any dogs that have the unfortunate confrontation with her. So, if you visit K & B Inc. Candy Store on First Avenue, […]

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