While Sunnyside thrift shop closes this week, owner/operator still has plans to stick around

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  1. KeenEye

    Thanks for staying! Roosevelt could use a good thrift store.

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  2. Packard Streeter

    They might want to try paring down the merch to make walking room. I love thrifts but in this place it's impossible to move down the aisles and shop.

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  3. Celtic Bark

    These money-lusting landlords can go shove it. They won't be happy till the whole blvd is nothing but banks, Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts.

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  4. Anonymous

    seems like all of the spaces vacated because the rent was raised 'too damn high' stay that way.

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  5. Krissi

    I don't understand this neighborhood's landlords. Who do they think will be moving in to take his place?

    Anyhoos, great news that he is staying. Maybe 47th Ave would work? Much cheaper rents, obviously.

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  6. TBoneNYC

    See all my previous posts on why naming the neighborhood a Business Improvement District did nothing for the people who live and work here and everything to do with the dirtbag landlords.

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  7. Anoymous

    It's really unfortunate to the Sunnyside neighborhood. Rents are far too high to keep well- established local businesses alive, and to keep Sunnyside a desirable place to live.

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  8. JaneGrissom

    Another nail salon?

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  9. Ignorance is Bliss Street

    I've browsed some of the books outside the store but refuse to dig my way through the claustrophobia-inducing piles of clutter inside. I'm sure it's a fire hazard as well. Wherever this guy winds up, he'll do much better if he tidies the place up a bit, I mean a lot.

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  10. rook

    He's such a nice guy; Sunnyside is lucky to have him.

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  11. Simon Donikian

    I knew Alla for a long time and it's valuable asset for the area

    Simon Donikian

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  12. Sandycat

    I am so bummed about this store closing, I cannot count how many books I have bought from him over the past 10+ years, but yeah, the inside of the store was a nightmare of clutter and no room to move. Sorry to see it go though..I will miss it! On another note, the thrift store over on Greenpoint, the newer one, is like heaven to walk through, and the book selection there is very good.

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  13. John

    His store was disgusting. Complete fire hazard. I'm sure the landlord had a real good reason to get rid of him. Like the fact he wasn't paying his rent. There's a marshals notice of eviction on the window, in New York City to evict someone is extremly hard and the courts always side with the tenant. So for the landlord to evict he most of owned a lot of money. I hope he pays his new landlord.

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  14. Diane

    It is my suggestion that any new landlord should call the previous landlord for a reference. I a sure you it will not be a good one. I see the landlord has been trying to clean the place up!

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  15. Rose

    Does anyone know the address of the new shop he opened? I couldn't find it on Ditmars and 31st Street, as it was too cold to be especially thorough.

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