After 29 years in Greenwich Village, World of Video will be closing on April 28. They have lost their lease.
A sign in the window, covered with handwritten well wishes and goodbyes, reads: "It is with great sadness we are forced to announce World of Video will be closing its doors forever. We have shared great entertainment, engaged in casual and often personal conversation..."
"Can you believe it," asked a man reading the sign.
"Netflix," I said.
"I rent here and I have Netflix," he said, "so I guess I'm as guilty as the next guy."
"We all are," I conceded.
A woman stopped by with her dog. "Bummer," she said. "Here comes another goddamn Marc Jacobs."