Newsstand

Hester Street Newsstand Closes Down, ‘Chung’s’ Ghost Signage Remains

Posted October 10, 2017 at 5:04 am

What was once “Chung’s Candy & Soda Stand” is back on the market. The tiny retail footprint at the northeast corner of Hester and the Bowery is now leasing. The last newsstand here – C&L Sunrise Grocery – folded last month after roughly five years on the black. The token “retail space for lease” banner […]

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Upscale ‘New Stand’ Newsstand Takes Over Patricia Field Store on the Bowery

Posted June 28, 2017 at 5:08 am

Incoming. This week brings word that a replacement has been found for the former Patricia Field store on the Bowery. The New Stand, a chain that dubs itself as what would happen if “your favorite blog and your favorite bodega had a baby,” just inked a lease with landlord Thor Equities. According to the Real […]

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New Subway Newsstand Opens at Broadway-Lafayette Station

Posted May 6, 2016 at 5:15 am

Until this week, the Broadway-Lafayette subway station had no concessions. No longer the case. An under-utilized storage space beside the downtown IRT platform was converted this week for commerce. The nascent newsstand has been stocking its minuscule shelves the last few days and just opened yesterday. Nothing earth-shattering here; you’ve seen one, you’ve seen ’em all. […]

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Even TV Shows Like ‘Blue Bloods’ Prefer Pre-Cemusa Newsstands

Posted April 4, 2016 at 9:23 am

Since its debut five years ago, popular CBS series Blue Bloods has made a habit of filming on the streets of the Lower East Side. Locals have become accustomed to constant film shoots (and Donnie Wahlberg) each season. Today and tomorrow, you can expect production activities quartered on Monroe Street between Pike and Market. For the shoot, […]

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Newsstand Proposed for Sidewalk Outside Union Market on East Houston

Posted July 22, 2015 at 5:13 am

The heavy foot traffic at the southern entrance to Alphabet City apparently requires a sidewalk newsstand. Specifically, the real estate right outside the Union Market at Avenue A, where the concrete widens. A proprietor from Jackson Heights – Sultana Parvin – will go before the Transportation subcommittee of Community Board 3 tonight to obtain the necessary […]

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Cemusa Installs Replacement Newsstand at Delancey and Clinton

Posted March 26, 2015 at 9:22 am

Back in November, a westbound drunk driver on Delancey Street reportedly rammed the local newsstand at the northwest corner of Clinton. The early-morning incident dislodged the Cemusa box from its sidewalk perch with ease, and the equipment was subsequently carted away. During the interim, its rectangular platform of concrete had been sitting exposed, a tripping […]

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Blame the Loss of this Delancey Street Newsstand on a Drunk Driver

Last modified August 18, 2015 at 5:18 pm

The Cemusa newsstand by the Williamsburg Bridge that was dislodged earlier this week is now gone from the streetscape. Its remnants were removed Monday morning, leaving behind an elevated slab of concrete and loose wires. Traffic cops stationed at the northwest corner of Delancey and Clinton Streets told us that a drunk driver plowed into […]

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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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Neighborhood Opposition Turns Out to Deny New Cemusa Newsstand on the Bowery

Posted October 10, 2014 at 5:22 am

  One potential newsstand owner is exhausting efforts to install a Cemusa box on the Bowery mid-section. Precisely where so much change is happening. However, it might take a minute, since the surrounding community is largely against such placement. Last month, the applicant appeared before Community Board 2 to obtain blessings for a unit outside […]

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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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