If you needed further proof that everything is now a Chase bank, condo, or Subway sandwich shop, just click through.
Recently we looked at the shocking transformation at the corner of 2nd Avenue and East 1st Street—where Mars Bar once stood, a sterile condo anchored by a bank has now gone up. And now James and Karla Murray are delivering some additional soul-crushing side by sides.
The photographers behind Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York are revisiting their shots from a decade ago and taking new ones of the locations. Vanishing NY has an interview with them, where they note the most startling changes—including 2nd Avenue Deli into a Chase bank, and of course CBGB into a John Varvatos boutique. Here's a preview of their new heartbreaking project!