There will be an impromptu rally today at 11:00 AM to save Jerry Delakas' Astor Place newsstand, reports EV Grieve.
This week, Jerry showed up to work to find his newsstand had been seized and padlocked by the City. Jerry has been working this newsstand for over 25 years. The ownership of it and its license were willed to him by the previous owner when she passed away, but the city doesn't see it that way. Watch The Paper House Report to get a full understanding of Jerry's story--and to see why the City is absolutely wrong in their decision to take away this man's livelihood.
The Paper House Report from Nicole Cimino on Vimeo.
The old newsstand, before Starbucks came, and before the City stole everyone's stand, granting ownership to Spanish company Cemusa and their dull, stainless steel boxes.