Sunday, April 3, 2011

City tossing longtime Astor Place newspaper vendor

From the Daily News:

A beloved newsstand vendor who has presided over Manhattan's Cooper Square for 24 years is getting tossed out like yesterday's papers.

The city is booting Jerry Delakas, 62, from a kiosk on Astor Place and Lafayette St. because he's not the legal license holder.

That decision contradicts the dying wish of the woman who held the license, happily allowed him to operate the stand and designated him as heir.

[Photo by Hagen for News via The Daily News]


T.E.V.B. said...

Dept of Consumer Affairs, please do what's right: transfer the license to Jerry.

Lisa said...

Yeah there's another sterling example of Bloomberg's New York for ya - everything for the rich and well-connected, nothing for the little guy on the street. Way to go, Mike, your place in Hell is assured.

Eden Bee said...

Noo! I love that guy! A fucking waffle truck will take his place. Never thought about no bodegas or paper and hot dog vendors ever NOT being a part of NYC. It's getting more depressing by the day..

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

The DCA seems actually angry about the "illegal sublet," as if they're taking it personally. There's probably no way in hell that Delakas will get the new license unless some bigwig somewhere steps in to demonstrate how the city has a heart after all. Probably best not to count on that, though. Ugh.

Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned. Taking the fun out of Fun City one corner at a time. Etc.

esquared said...

i predict a mini- david barton pop-up gym to take over that place.

glamma said...

WTF is wrong with the world