(Rebecca Fishbein) Newsstand man Jerry Delakas has been battling city officials who have been trying to evict him from his longtime Astor Place stand for a while now, and they padlocked the space last month, cutting off his only supply of income. But a New Day Has Dawned in City Hall, and support from Mayor de Blasio may have bought Delakas some much-needed extra time
Delakas, 64, has been operating his newsstand for 26 years, albeit without the proper license. Instead, Delakas had been paying the stand's license-holder, Katherine Ashley, a weekly fee; when Ashley died, the city refused to transfer the license to Delakas, even though she left the stand to him in her will.
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