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Mr. Hernandez worked in a bodega near the bus stop.
Sometimes, a bodega can act as a mini United Nations, bringing people together who bond over the same pastime.
Pikachu and the gang have shown up everywhere from our neighborhood bodegas to the stage at a Beyoncé concert.
His place of residence was a stone’s throw from a bodega and a subway entrance, the New York Times reported.
Mr. Hernandez, 55, confessed in 2012 to strangling Etan and disposing of the first-grader’s body after luring him into the basement of a SoHo bodega.
That idea has brought the centuries-old drink roaring into upper-middle class consciousness at $5 per bottle in New York bodegas.
The bodega in East Harlem looks like many others, its awning advertising coffee, candy, and hot and cold sandwiches.
This bodega, Hajji’s, is in the midst of a name change to Harlem Taste, an effort, perhaps, to harness its reputation as the birthplace of the sandwich.
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Apothecaries, bodegas, and boutiques
Apothecary, bodega, and boutique may not look very similar, but they are all related both in meaning and in origin. Each of these words can be traced back to a Latin word for “storehouse” (apotheca), and each one refers in English to a retail establishment of some sort. Although bodega initially meant “a storehouse for wine,” it now most commonly refers to a grocery store in an urban area, especially one that specializes in Hispanic groceries. Boutique has also taken on new meanings: its first sense in English (“a small retail store”) is still current, but it now may also denote “a small company that offers highly specialized products or services.” Of the three words, apothecary has changed the least; it has gone from referring solely to the person who sells drugs or medicines to also naming the store where such goods are sold.
Origin and Etymology of bodega
Spanish, from Latin apotheca storehouse — more at apothecary
First Known Use: 1656
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