As construction around Astor Place continues to make things noisy and horrible around Cooper Square — for real though, navigating those sidewalks is beginning to feel a little bit like a game of minefield — there’s a little pocket of weird opening up this Sunday that hints toward a strange future for the area.
A 7-Eleven opens once every three hours, according to Scott Teachenor, market manager for 150 of them around the city and Long Island. “We’re the largest retailer in the world,” he told residents of the Seward Park Housing Co-Op last night. “I’m kinda proud of that.”
At a sometimes contentious meeting to discuss the store’s second Lower East Side branch — slated to open next month at 403 Grand Street — co-op residents raised questions about everything from late-night robberies to the Kelvin temperature of the store’s light bulbs.