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  • A subway newsstand for modern commuters
  • A subway newsstand for modern commuters
    Union Square Partnership (2015) ©

A subway newsstand for modern commuters

Newsstands on the New York subway are almost identical. Commuters can pick up newspapers, snacks and bottled drinks; the format hasn't changed in decades. But the founders of New Stand have differents ideas, having reimagined subway stores with a souped-up reincarnation.



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