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Weird Newspaper Story Of The Day, Part Two: Street Hawkers Spot Potential Reader, Freak Out

Posted by: Jon Fine on August 6, 2008

A pal who resides in Manhattan texts me:

Yesterday both sides of my cab got attack-accosted by dueling Post and Daily News salesmen actually offering free papers.

In one case, my pal says, “offering” a free paper was more accurately described as “shoving it inside an open window.” While his rival on the other side of the cab tried to call attention to his paper.

This happened around 60th street and Broadway, near an entrance to the subway where hawkers were giving out copies of free dailies am New York and Metro.

I just called said pal to ask him about this, and he said that the following day the Post and News giveaway guys were back at it.

Except that one of them was on a bike, in order to get from car to car faster.



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