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De Blasio Helps Buy Evicted Astor Place Newsstand Man Time To Plead Case

De Blasio Helps Buy Evicted Astor Place Newsstand Man Time To Plead Case

(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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