Newsstand

New York City

News is all online now, obviously. Physical newspapers and magazines have all but turned digital, but one casualty that has gone unnoticed are the newsstands that used to be a staple at the end of every New York City block. At their peak in the 1950s, there were more than 1,500 newsstands in the city, now in 2020, there are less than 300. And they rarely even sell news anymore. They should really be called snack-stands as candy, cigarettes, and sodas are the cash-cows for these independently owned kiosks. 

Albert's piece Newsstand serves as a reminder of a generation passed, one where you would buy a newspaper before hopping on the subway, or in Al's case, buying gallons of Snapple Iced Tea from the luncheonette around the corner.