Monday, January 20, 2014

[Updated] A new look for the magazine shop on Third Avenue and St. Mark's Place


[Photo by EVG reader William Klayman]

The plywood came off today at the former New Corner Magazine (or King's Magazine) on St. Mark's Place at Third Avenue.

The landlord told us that the space will remain a newsstand, though there will be "an upgrade in the operator and the space."

The space will have a more appealing look for the nerds employees of the new IBM business across the street at the IBM Watson building.

And the space will no longer have a little kiosk on Third Avenue… where DJ Lenny M held forth for so many years

Updated 1/21

A reader tells us that the newsstand is now open... though it is not yet fully stocked.



Previously on EV Grieve:
New Corner Magazine closed for renovations; new operator to take over

What happened to DJ Lenny M?

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

This will fail in six months, sit vacant for a year and a half and then become a Citibank atm kiosk.

Anonymous said...

Well, if they had to move out the old mag store, I at least wish they could have relocated the Papaya King to that space.
Papaya Kings need to be a corner spot.
(just makes them taste better.)

Giovanni said...

I'm pretty sure they left off the last letter in the name of the "Pani" gift store, because you would have to be in a total "Panic" to want buy gifts for anyone there.

Anonymous said...

…and the BS just keeps on-a-comin…

Go ahead, destroy ever last damn sliver of identity in the EV.

Gojira said...

Well that looks like crap.

DrGecko said...

@ Giovanni. Oddly enough, you're wrong. "Pani" is the plural of "Penis." I don't know what kind of store it is, and I especially don't know if electricity is involved.

John M said...

Glass fucking walls? Really?

It was such a great newsstand. Goddamn it.

THE NOTORIOUS L.I.B.E.R.A.T.I.O.N. said...

@ John M I get a sense the people who moved here 5 minutes ago are terrified to walk through the door of any establishment they can't see first.

nygrump said...

The last time I went in there half the mag space appeared to be taken up by porn in 3 for $5 wrappers...

Giovanni said...

@DrGecko: so if you are correct then can we assume they will be selling certain male body parts in nygrump's 3 for $5 wrappers? And again I ask, what kind of gift is that?

Anonymous said...

Porn Mags 3 for $5, what a bargain. I think I'm going get some.

DrGecko said...

@Giovanni: At those prices, those are probably used gifts. You have been warned.

Anonymous said...

Glass walls? No thanks. I'd rather not risk having a pick-pocket eye where I put my wallet after my purchases are rung up.