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Monday, January 19, 2009

Now on Sale, in Midtown

Fire Sale, Midtown
Photo by myself in Midtown.

An antique store advertised it was closing its doors. Now is the time to snap up good deals.

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There aren't many visible signs in New York of the flagging economy.

Some storefronts are empty, with businesses shutting down or shifting neighborhoods. Most stores, even the posh ones, are advertising sales.

With the impending inauguration, there is hope for a change. Someday, all this will be a memory.

Related posts: In the Rain, Midtown, Life at the Time & Life Building, Midtown and Bright Lights, Big City.

10 comments:

Olivier said...

la crise a couter cher aux USA, en espérant que l'arrivée d'Obama relance l'économie

the crisis has cost the USA, hoping that the arrival of Obama reviving the economy

Abraham Lincoln said...

That scene is being echoed all across America from the luxury spots to the dingiest.

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Dips Pen
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chimesey said...

Here in London, if one glances in an Estate Agent's window, one invariably sees rows of empty desks and earnest, eager faces of the few workers left, looking out almost pleading...

Walker said...

HOPE. I'm excited.

Tammy said...

Did you get anything good at the store?

Lily Hydrangea said...

what makes me laugh is when I see a pair of antique wicker chairs on "sale" for $1800! I suppose in some circles that is a sale!
I really do have much hope for our world.

Islipian said...

so sad. wonder if it was really an antique store, or those....REPRODUCTIONS. sigh. still, sad to see a business having to give up...

Ken Mac said...

hmm. read a story in the NY Times how the crisis has hit the city. One guy wrote of being in midtown at lunch and the place was dead. And no more $20 cocktails apparently...

KAte said...

sign of the times. ALthough I have never seen a business advertise they wer going out of buisness with such a big sign.

Kris said...

I'm not sure that I understand.

Are they going out of business or something? ;)