Periklis Tsoumas

This Subway Florist Hangs it up After Decades Peddling in 14th Street Station

Posted July 1, 2019 at 5:04 am

When we first reported on the hardships of the 14th Street subway florist, it appeared time was short. Two months later, though, that fate is sealed. Friday was the last day in business for Periklis Tsoumas, who has been peddling petals on the platform of the 1st Avenue L station since 1972. Continuing the tradition […]

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Time is Short for the Longtime Subway Florist of 14th Street

Posted April 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

With the rebranded L train “slowdown” one day away, time is slim for the longtime subway florist on 14th Street. Our roving photographer – Lower East Side native Robert Carmona – caught up with the subterranean peddler last month to learn the latest. Periklis Tsoumas, who has been at the 1st Avenue and 14th Street […]