forgotten NY has a great collection of pictures of newsstands, lamenting their disappearance. Quite melodramatic to use Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in reference to newsstand, but I guess it fits:

Is it not cruel to let our city die by degrees, stripped of all her proud monuments, until there will be nothing left of all her history and beauty to inspire our children? If they are not inspired by the past of our city, where will they find the strength to fight for her future?

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