Marilyn Louie

Marilyn Louie Temporarily Closes Tiny Bowery Newsstand Due to Flooding

Posted October 22, 2014 at 9:22 am

Unfortunately for Marilyn Louie, when it rains, it poors. Literally. This time the weather proved itself an enemy, with downpours sidelining the business. Damn. The embattled newsstand owner – on the Bowery for thirty-eight years – seriously can’t catch a break. Heavy rainfall last week and its resultant flooding reportedly forced [Chinese language] the longtime newsstand […]

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Marilyn Louie Desperately Needs a Bigger Newsstand on the Bowery, these Photos Show Why [PHOTOS]

Posted September 23, 2014 at 5:52 am

For embattled Bowery newsstand owner Marilyn Louie, it’s a war of attrition. Her repeated attempts to secure a more spacious, less dangerous workspace are falling on deaf ears. This despite the overwhelming support from Chinatown neighbors and Community Board 3, not to mention the local press. Back in July, CB3 voted unanimously in her favor, […]

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The Bowery Doesn’t Have Many Cemusa Newsstands, But Will Soon Gain Another

Posted September 8, 2014 at 10:00 am

The Bowery itself is rather bereft of Cemusa newsstands, all of which are easily counted on one hand. In fact, not accounting for side streets, there are only three such sidewalk businesses from Cooper to Chatham Square – northeast corner of Bleecker, at Bayard, and Marilyn Louie’s cramped quarters at Pell Street. But this reality […]

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Cemusa Drops a Newsstand at Lafayette and East Houston

Posted August 13, 2014 at 6:03 am

Pedestrians, motorists, and cyclists converge to make the intersection of Lafayette and East Houston one of the busiest in the downtown environs. But, for whatever reason, the area hadn’t been earmarked for a newfangled newsstand. Until a couple weeks ago. Cemusa dropped another of its unsightly glass boxes at the northeast corner. Right outside the Bank […]

CB3 Panel Signals Support of Marilyn Louie and Her Fight for a Bigger Newsstand

Posted July 7, 2014 at 6:06 am

For the second time in as many years, embattled newsstand owner Marilyn Louie has the support of Community Board 3. The transportation subcommittee voted unanimously last Thursday evening to urge the Departments of Transportation and Consumer Affairs to resolve the lingering issues regarding her place of work. Marilyn Louie and her lawyer once again presented […]

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Embattled Bowery Newsstand Owner Marilyn Louie Fighting for More Space

Posted June 26, 2014 at 5:23 am

Mayor Bill de Blasio came to the aid of embattled Astor Place newsstand owner Jerry Delakas earlier this year; perhaps he’ll do the same for Marilyn Louie further south on the Bowery. You see, Louie is having all sorts of problems with the newish Cemusa box that the Department of Consumer Affairs forced upon her […]

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Cemusa Newsstands Overtake Grand Street

Last modified June 28, 2012 at 12:07 am

Just when we thought Cemusa was on construction hiatus, the commissioned street furniture company jumpstarted its efforts on a bustling nook of Grand Street between Bowery and Chrystie.

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Bowery Newsstand Battles for Life Against Cemusa

Posted February 13, 2012 at 6:09 am

There’s a rather interesting item on the Community Board 3 agenda for tomorrow night. One that is years in the making, and most definitely stands apart from the other six listed.