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Jerry Delakas

'Rev. Billy' Rallies for Beleaguered Newsstand Operator, While NYC Mayor Works on Solution

Kathleen Kiley | Posted 03.16.2014 | New York
Kathleen Kiley

The Reverend Billy is particularly fond of Astor Place. He's held many protests with his activist performance group there to help raise awareness about the disappearing "mom and pop" shops, as well as businesses and establishments that made the East Village so unique in first place.

NYC Mayor May Come Through: 'Looking Good' for Beleaguered Newsstand Operator

Kathleen Kiley | Posted 03.15.2014 | New York
Kathleen Kiley

On the heals of a rally and prayers from the "Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir" Sunday afternoon, the beleaguered newsstand operator Jerry Delakas may get good news from the mayor's office today. After many rallies by the East Village community, Jerry may work at his newsstand again.

A David and Goliath Fight Over an East Village Newsstand

Kathleen Kiley | Posted 03.04.2014 | New York
Kathleen Kiley

Since Jerry Delakas' Astor Place newsstand was shut down in December, a small group of New Yorkers have been holding vigils in front of his newsstand in the hope that someone from the city bureaucracy will act on the insanity of putting a 64-year-old newsstand operator out of business.