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Recreating The Neighborhood Newsstand, With Some Help From Internet Culture

29/05/2013

Petrella’s Imports is a downtown New York newsstand where passersby can purchase zines and art, not just the usual snacks (...)
Petrella’s Imports is a downtown New York newsstand where passersby can purchase zines and art, not just the usual snacks and water. It’s a throwback to the days of the neighborhood newsstand, and a look forward to what tangible information and interaction looks like in the Internet age. A block from the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge, a guy in a beanie pauses at a newsstand where copies of Us Weekly have been replaced by limited edition publications and hand drawn booklets. He nods in approval. “Zines and shit—that’s cool.” His eyes move toward the unbranded bags of popcorn propped up in front of the newsstand window, where the proprietor, artist Anne Libby, stands guard: the gatekeeper of this phantom tollbooth. “What’s that popcorn about?” he asks.Read Full Story    
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