Bodega Windows of New York City

A Bodega is a term commonly used in New York City (derived from Spanish) which refers to the corner deli or neighborhood small grocery. These stores are ubiquitous in New York , but in many parts of Manhattan they are slowly being displaced by higher rent paying restaurant, coffee shops, and boutiques.  Because of the small footprint of the stores, they tend to be overfilled with products stored on every available inch of space including the storefront windows.  These photographs document these crowded windows which can become fascinating sectional displays of the store interior and acting as both signage, and storage recepticle.  These photographs document the windows of Bodegas around the lower east side of Manhattan.

Ted Kane