Breaking: West 4th Street Newsstand Gone
Over six months ago, Jeremiah wrote a sprawling piece about the proverbial end of the classic city newsstand. In that time, many such outposts have been replaced by soulless glass boxes, each a product of Spanish-owned Cemusa. Precisely the same company that can’t spell Delancey or refers to the Bowery as a street.
Unfortunately, there is yet another casualty to report. The iconic 24-hour newsstand situated atop the West 4th Street subway station is officially a relic of the past. All that remains is an empty green shell and a busted third-party ATM. More cringeworthy street furniture is likely on the way.