The New York City Newsstand.

Not too many things are better than a good newsstand. As a battle hardened New Yorker you have them subconsciously plotted in your psyche and when you need a paper or a pack of gum you know exactly where to go. The newsstand along with the bodega and the coffee cart are reason alone to live in this city. The New York Times had a great article this past weekend on photographer Rachel Barrett, who spent the last few years documenting the quirks and variations of the city’s soon to be homogenized newsstands.

Photos via Rachel Barrett / NY Times.

Comments on “The New York City Newsstand.

    chasingmosson July 8, 2008 @ 8:57 AM:

    Most excellent. Everytime I visit NYC, I think the newstands are one of the coolest things about the city. Wish we had them ’round here.

    Courtneyon July 8, 2008 @ 10:08 AM:

    I love these photos!! How great would a collection of these look in a kitchen or bath. Love this post Michael.

    Paul Pincuson July 8, 2008 @ 11:37 AM:

    fantastic images!

    are you familiar with that terrific picture by saul leiter (newspaper kiosk, 1955)?


    Roddy Gonsalveson July 8, 2008 @ 12:41 PM:

    great series.

    Paul Pincuson July 8, 2008 @ 12:55 PM:

    these are terrific images.

    are you familiar with saul leiter’s newspaper kiosk, 1955?! fantastic picture.

    AMFon July 8, 2008 @ 3:03 PM:

    This is brilliant.

    eyecareon July 10, 2008 @ 6:13 AM:

    Rachel Barrett is on the RISE !!!! Beautiful work Really !!

    TINTINon July 10, 2008 @ 9:43 AM:

    A shame they’re getting rid of the independents. What is this thing we have as a country to franchise everything so that it all looks the same?

    A Fanon March 12, 2009 @ 9:17 AM:

    Seems that anything photographed enough times over and over is considered art(istic) not matter how mediocre the work is, newstands, store fronts, warehouses, subway stations, etc.

    What’s the fascination? Thanks Becher’s, for nothing!

    A Fan

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