First Jerry Delakas’s Astor Place newsstand shuttered and now New Corner Magazine, on St. Marks and Third Avenue — rated one of Racked’s Best International Newsstands in Manhattan — is a wiry, splintery, cigarette butt-laden wreck. Renovation is underway. Why? “It was old,” said one construction worker. “It’s not that exciting.”
But don’t worry — he said there’s been no change of ownership and that the job will be completed in a week. Then you’ll be able to get your beloved fix of Necco candy wafers and tranny mags.
Maybe the place is just getting gussied up for IBM’s just-announced move-in across the street?