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    60 Photos Showing How 7-Eleven Has Rapidly Taken Over New York City

    They're everywhere.

    There are 35 7-Elevens currently open in Manhattan.

    30 of those have opened in the past 7 years.

    23 have opened in the past 5 years.

    And 12 have opened in the past 2 years.

    In an interview with NY Magazine called "How 7-Eleven Plans To Put The Bodega Out Of Business", Sean Duffy, 7-Eleven's corporate senior vice-president of development said, "It's part of an overall growth strategy. We saw an opportunity in Manhattan—huge traffic counts, huge pedestrian traffic, [and] the need for convenience."

    So basically they're saying New Yorkers want this.

    Using Google Maps' new street view time machine, here's photos of what used to be where all those 7-Eleven's are now.

    8th Avenue and 25th Street: August 2011

    8th Avenue and 25th Street: August 2013

    5th Avenue and 23rd Street: May 2009

    5th Avenue and 23rd Street: August 2013

    3rd Avenue and 20th Street: September 2007

    3rd Avenue and 20th Street: August 2013

    14th Street Between 2nd and 3rd Avenue: May 2009

    14th Street Between 2nd and 3rd Avenue: August 2013

    The Bowery: September 2007

    The Bowery: August 2013

    Grand Street: September 2007

    Grand Street: August 2013

    Church Street: September 2007

    Church Street: August 2013

    John Street: April 2009

    John Street: August 2013

    Broadway between Worth and Duane Street: April 2009

    Broadway between Worth and Duane Street: August 2012

    Lafayette and Canal Street: April 2009

    Lafayette and Canal Street: August 2012

    Delancey Street: August 2008

    Delancey Street: October 2013

    West 3rd Street between 6th Avenue and MacDougal Street: June 2011

    West 3rd Street between 6th Avenue and MacDougal Street: August 2013

    Broadway between 11th and 12 Street: May 2011

    Broadway between 11th and 12 Street: September 2013

    14th Street and 8th Avenue: November 2007

    14th Street and 8th Avenue: September 2013

    7th Avenue and 21st Street: May 2009

    7th Avenue and 21st Street: January 2013

    5th Avenue and 26th Street: June 2011

    5th Avenue and 26th Street: August 2013

    8th Avenue and 28th Street: June 2011

    8th Avenue and 28th Street: August 2013

    Madison Avenue and 33rd Street: May 2009

    Madison Avenue and 33rd Street: August 2013

    34th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue: June 2011

    34th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue: August 2013

    8th Avenue and 37th Street: May 2009

    8th Avenue and 37th Street: August 2013

    8th Avenue and 53rd Street: May 2009

    8th Avenue and 53rd Street: September 2013

    1st Avenue and 39th Street: September 2009

    1st Avenue and 39th Street: September 2013

    2nd Avenue and 63rd Street: May 2011

    2nd Avenue and 63rd Street: August 2013

    1st Avenue and 87th Street: April 2012

    1st Avenue and 87th Street: August 2013

    Columbus Ave and 89th Street: May 2009

    Columbus Ave and 89th Street: August 2013

    Fulton Street: June 2011

    Fulton Street: August 2013

    Broadway and 96th Street: September 2007

    Broadway and 96th Street: August 2013

    2nd Avenue and 96th Street: July 2011

    2nd Avenue and 96th Street: September 2013

    42nd Street and 11th Avenue: September 2011

    42nd Street and 11th Avenue: January 2013

    Avenue A and 11th Street: August 2011

    Avenue A and 11 Street: August 2013

    This location has since been completed.

    All photos via Google Maps.

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