Volume 78 - Number 37 / February 18 - 24 2009
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933


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Villager photo by Isaac Rosenthal

On Valentine’s Day, Periklis Tsoumas was, as usual, working at his flower shop in the L train station at 14th St. and First Ave on the Brooklyn-bound side. He says he has been selling flowers there for more than 40 years. The shop’s vending license, hanging in the corner, was issued in 1953.

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