New York City has seen tremendous growth an a massive influx of wealth in the past decades, and this has claimed as casualties some long-time, beloved independent institutions, which have been replaced by flashy new concepts or big-name national brands. However, while these “mom and pop” stores might be gone, New Yorkers can still pay homage to them through a new art installation in the Lower East Side’s Seward Park, where artists will be creating a setup to honor some of these lost gems.
- New York City has seen massive growth in the past decades – and that means that some old stalwart institutions have unfortunately been pushed out.
- These include a number of “mom and pop” retailers where New Yorkers had done their shopping for decades.
- However, some of these places will live on through a new art installation in the Lower East Side memorializing them.
“For proof, just take a look a Canal Street, where every single block on the strip is undergoing some type of change.”