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Bodegas: Living the American Dream

Maria Hinojosa is a powerhouse. She has been properly representing Latinos in the media for over 25 years and she recently became the newest contributor to the indispensable CBS Sunday Morning news show. For her first segment, she took us to the bodegas of New York City for a look at the special place these […]


New York City Bodegas And The Generations Who Love Them | NPR

New York City Bodegas And The Generations Who Love Them | NPR

BY HANSI LO WANG In New York City, there’s a place on almost every block where you can buy a bag of chips or a lottery ticket. Elsewhere, it’s called a corner store. But in the Big Apple, it’s known as a bodega. In Spanish, bodega can mean “storeroom” or “wine cellar.” New Yorkers like […]


The Legacy of the Dominican Bodega | Voices of NY

The Legacy of the Dominican Bodega | Voices of NY

By Carmen Molina Tamacas – El Diario/La Prensa | Translated by K. Casiano from Spanish Original story Seventy thousand dollars in three payments. This is the amount that Juan Soto – along with two partners – paid when he acquired a business that would become one of the Bronx’s first bodegas. He was only 21 […]


Bodegas Declining in Manhattan as Rents Rise and Chains Grow | NY Times

Bodegas Declining in Manhattan as Rents Rise and Chains Grow | NY Times

By TATIANA SCHLOSSBERG José Alvarrado saved for more than a decade to buy 3 Brothers Mini Market, a bodega at 169th Street and Audubon Avenue. But at his store on a recent weekday morning, only eight months after he opened shop in Washington Heights, shelves that had held bags of rice and beans were empty. […]


Latino USA: A Day at the Bodega

Latino USA: A Day at the Bodega

On this week’s Latino USA, producers spend a day in a bodega in Washington Heights, NYC — home to one of the biggest Dominican populations in the U.S. They uncover stories about nutrition, migration, community, and the slow threat of gentrification. Via: #1508 – A day at the Bodega_| Latino USA Related: Vanishing Inwood: A Bodega […]


Vanishing Inwood: A Bodega Closes

Vanishing Inwood: A Bodega Closes

By Arlene Schulman (@ArleneSchulman) For almost 30 years, the Dyckman Seaman Grocery has sat on the corner of Dyckman Street and Seaman Avenue in Inwood, selling cans of tuna, candy ,chips, cigarettes, beer, soda, and good luck candles to neighborhood kids, locals, and visitors to this corner of northern Manhattan. One of those neighborhood kids […]


Dyckman Seaman Grocery to Close After 26 Years | DNAinfo

Dyckman Seaman Grocery to Close After 26 Years | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong A Dyckman Street deli that has been part of the neighborhood for more than a quarter of a century will close its doors next week due to an increase in the cost of its space, the owner said. The Dyckman Seaman Grocery, located at the intersection of Dyckman Street and Seaman Avenue, […]


Documenting the Dwindling Number of Manhattan Bodegas | WSJ

Documenting the Dwindling Number of Manhattan Bodegas | WSJ

By LANA BORTOLOT When Gail Victoria Braddock Quagliata noticed that the bodegas she used to pass on her daily walks seemed to be getting fewer and fewer, she got out her camera to document a disappearing landscape. She began shooting in 2009 as a fine-arts project for her master’s thesis in photography. But in December, […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: New Winds at an Island Outpost | New York Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: New Winds at an Island Outpost | New York Times

By MANNY FERNANDEZ Published: March 4, 2007 STANDING behind the cramped counter of Los Guarinos, his bodega in Washington Heights, Joel Olivo deals not in big money but in small change. Jolly Ranchers candies, at a nickel apiece, are among his biggest sellers. Los Guarinos also sells cold beer and cigarettes, but on most days […]


Space-age bodega: Manhattan architect helps shop go green | NY Daily News

BY Michael J. Feeney It’s the bodega of the future. A formerly cramped and cluttered Washington Heights corner store is on its way to going green, offering Kosher food and even installing a sidewalk café. “We want to change the outlook of what a bodega is,” said architect Luis Facundo, who was approached by the […]


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