March 12th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized

I love stores like this.  I don’t buy newspapers anymore, and I quit smoking in 1986, but still.  I love them.  Like everything else, they are disappearing.


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  1. 4 Responses to “Nostalgia”

  2. By david on Mar 12, 2010

    Cool!!! many of these were real mom and pop outfits.

    BTW,Coke used to pay for the sign with their logo on it.

  3. By Rick Morin on Mar 12, 2010

    Unless the shop owner also owns the building, I don’t know how they make enough to pay the rent.

  4. By david on Mar 16, 2010

    In nyc, that type of building was called a ‘taxpayer’ In years back,the owner usually occupied the store on the ground floor, lived above, and rented out the remaining floor(s). In many cases, the rent roll covered the monthly nut for the entire building.

  5. By Stacy Horn on Mar 17, 2010

    Sigh. Those were the days. Sigh, sigh, sigh.

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