Volume 75, Number 28 | Nov. 30 - Dec. 06, 2005

A special Villager supplement

Bodega hangs on in hipsterland

Miguel Roldan works nights at the A.R.A. bodega on Stanton between Ludlow and Orchard Sts., next door to live music club Arlene’s Grocery, itself a former bodega back in the day when a Lower East Side block could support more than one. In a neighborhood that has seen tremendous change and become a nightlife zone, this mom-and-pop store remains. Roldan is studying at John Jay College and hopes to go into federal law enforcement.

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