Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Nikos to Nicky's

The sudden, if not entirely unexpected, closing of Nikos magazine shop on 6th Ave and 11th St was a devastating blow to periodical lovers all over town. Just 11 days later, Nikos has been renamed Nicky's. Any relation?

The recessed entrance is gone, the door blown out to expand the space, and the windows have been cleared of all those curling journal covers faded in the sun, so you can actually see inside.

A large refrigerator filled with Vitamin Waters and Cokes. The shelves full of People, Vogue, Newsweek, and the like. I could be wrong, but somehow I doubt we'll ever see Daedalus, Dislocate, Lacanian Ink, or the New York Quarterly in this new place.


Anonymous said...

Actually, when I walked past recently I saw that he does have a window filled with some pretty obscure journals, so presumably he is trying to get at least some of the old customers.

Jeremiah Moss said...

good to know--thanks!