Aug. 24, 2011 Staff Report
Times are tough and the rent is too damn high. That’s what most retailers in Sunnyside are saying.
Well, one Sunnyside store has got inventive as it struggles to pay the rent– and has decided to stretch the bounds of free-market economics.
Sunnyside Market, a large grocery store on 43rd Ave. (btw. 42nd and 43rd Sts.), has essentially subleased the front corner of its store to a psychic. The psychic, which set up shop in the past 10 days, has a little box and curtain–and sits out the front of the store on the street. She charges $5 for a palm reading.
The grocery store, in turn, charges the psychic $300 per month to operate there, according to a well-placed source.