Why Do Dominicans Own So Many New York Corner Stores? | AJ+


The bodega is a New York City institution. It’s where you get anything from eggs and milk to hot sandwiches and plátanos. And for decades, the Dominican-American community has run so many of them, turning them from corner stores to something extra special.

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Learn more here:

NPR. “New York City Bodegas and the Generations Who Love Them.” https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2017/03/10/518376170/new-york-city-bodegas-and-the-generations-who-love-them

New York Times. “Bodegas Declining in Manhattan as Rents Rise and Chains Grow.”

Gothamist. “Ask a Native New Yorker: What’s the Difference Between a Bodega, a Deli and Corner Grocer?”

Presented by: Daniel Alvarenga
Produced by: Omar Duwaji and Kat Wheeler
Shot & Edited by: Brian Joseph
Interviews shot by: Fanny Texier
Broll shot by: Fanny Texier and Hunter Boone
Animations by: Chia Liu
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