These Eye-Opening Photographs Capture The Rapid Gentrification Of NYC

    And what a decade has done to the city.

    STORE FRONT: The Disappearing Face of New York is a new photo series that document flashes of the city's transformations only over a span of a decade.

    Photographers James and Karla Murray took storefront photographs between 2001 and 2004, and revisited these sites, to highlight the commercial changes small businesses have faced.

    They wanted to spell out exactly what was happening in Manhattan and how it's led to a "loss of character and decreased sense of community."

    So far, the series has only captured Lower Manhattan and Harlem, but the photographers plan to document about 300 storefronts and venture into the other boroughs as well.

    James and Karla will finish their photography tour by the end of this year. They plan to publish their complete work in 2015.

    For more information, updates, and additional photos, visit their official website and Facebook page.