I don't know when it happened, but the old newsstand on University near 9th has been replaced with a blank Cemusa box.
The old stand was scruffy and stuffed full of stuff. It had add-on walls and signage.
my flickr, 2007
Again, we've lost an individualized piece of New York street architecture. It's happening piece by piece by piece.
my flickr, 2008
Union Square Newsstand
& Lots more about Bloomberg's destruction of the old newsstands