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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‘Museum of the Mundane’ Fashions Historical Exhibits Out of Street Furniture

Last modified May 13, 2014 at 10:34 am

Now the everyday street furniture in our collective urban living room is part of an open-air exhibit. We noticed a few explanatory plaques attached to various surfaces along the Bowery yesterday, turning the mundane into faux museum installations with ludicrous backstories. These two-toned signs are actually part of a pithy campaign called the Museum of […]

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Cemusa Drops Another Newsstand on the Bowery

Posted April 12, 2013 at 6:30 am

Increased foot traffic on the northern Bowery apparently warranted the placement of a newsstand where before there wasn’t.


Continued Backlash Against Cemusa Newsstands and Bus Shelters

Posted August 7, 2012 at 6:28 am

Neighborhood newsstands as we once knew them are all but dead. Bulldozed and replaced with antiseptic glass. And while the new sidewalk facilities might be larger, reliability seems suspect.

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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.

Op-Ed: Cemusa Bus Shelters Causing Personal Injuries

Posted December 28, 2011 at 7:29 am

Not only is this newfangled Cemusa street furniture sterile, we are now hearing of a danger component as well.

Broken Glass at M14A Bus Shelter on Essex

Posted December 5, 2011 at 11:51 am

The M14A bus line seems to be a favorite target for hooligans.

Dunkin Donuts Opens Bus Stop Outpost at 149 Canal

Posted October 24, 2011 at 6:28 am

The Canal Street divergence near the Manhattan Bridge approach, home of Fung Wah HQ, is seeing some action of late.

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Dr. Pink Spreads Vaginal Love Around Lower East Side

Posted June 2, 2011 at 6:18 am

While Jim Joe continues his apparent hiatus, the vag-loving street scrawler Dr. Pink is filling in, having already terrorized the Lower East Side for quite some time.

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