Breaking: West 4th Street Newsstand Gone

Posted on: April 15th, 2009 at 8:59 am by

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 In that time, many such outposts have been replaced by soulless glass boxes, each a product of Spanish-owned Cemusa.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.

Related Reading:
Cemusa Busted (Again) [Bowery Boogie]
The End of the Classic Newsstand [Forgotten NY]

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