Photo by myself on Canal Street, in Chinatown.
A couple of guys were selling soap bubble guns for $5 each, the other day.
As Mark was driving by to get to the Manhattan Bridge, I snapped a quick photo.
For some reason, Chinatown is synonymous for 'cheap stuff' in many peoples' minds.
Along Canal Street, the most accessible drag, open storefronts line each side of the street, selling famous-label handbags, hats, jewelry, fake license plates and other doodads. Visitors wander down the sidewalk in packs, checking out the merchandise, while hawkers show off their goods.
There are other neighborhoods that offer inexpensive items as well, but Canal Street has a reputation as the place to go. And so the sidewalks are usually impassable because of the crowds.
Related posts: On the Sidewalk, Chinatown, Selling Grapes on Canal Street and There's a Moon Out Tonight.