Thanks to Canoe in Portland, OR for letting me in on Storefront, a chronicle of New York's vanishing storefront heritage by James T. and Carla L. Murray. Canoe sums it up:
"The images capture the neighborhood spirit, familiarity, comfort, and warmth that these shops once embodied, as well as their reflection of city's early immigrant population. Nostalgic and thought provoking, the book reveals an important element of New York life which is fast disappearing behind the proliferation of chain store and international brands."
An abridged selection of photos from the book can be found at the photographers' website here and is available directly from Canoe.