2) Video: Why Dominicans Own So Many New York Bodegas


My dad spent many years as a bodega owner, so as we bounced between South Florida and NYC, I spent many summers and weekends hanging out behind the counter as a kid. The bodega is a New York City institution. For decades, the Dominican-American community has run so many of them, turning them from corner stores to something extra special. Here's a 10 minute video about the history of the "corner store" in NYC which started with Jews, later became the bodega as Puerto Ricans opened up shop, then transitioned to Dominicans.


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