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Episode 914th June 2023 • Undiscarded: Stories of New York • CitizenRacecar & The City Reliquary
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This week on Undiscarded, join Tania and The Reliquary’s founder, Dave Herman, as they unpack the history of Petrella’s Point, a newsstand like no other. Barnyard red amidst the concrete jungle, the humble yet mighty kiosk stood at the corner of Bowery and Canal for thirty years. Owner Adam Petrella delighted visitors with whimsy and charm, inviting them to take a seat as the guest of honor, engaging with them in lively conversations about Bruce Lee and the Pope, and even offering them his personally crafted guides to the city. As the fading tradition is uncovered, a truth emerges—the newsstand was more than just a reflection of culture, it played an active role in its creation.

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In the city or just visiting? Stop by the Reliquary any Saturday or Sunday, noon to 6pm, 370 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn 11211

If you like Undiscarded, tune into The Brooklyn Public Library’s flagship podcast called Borrowed. Brooklyn  has so many stories to tell, and a lot of them start at the library.





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