Thursday, October 15, 2009
The Word on Fifth
We are always looking for new ways to inform you about what's going on along Park Slope's Fifth Avenue. Recently, we came up with a new idea that we think will yield some interesting results.
From time-to-time, we will be developing a single, relevant question and then travelling along the avenue, asking a number of merchants for their answers. We'll probably call the weekly blog post The Word on Fifth and it will probably change and morph over time. Honestly, though, we might have gotten the name and idea for this feature from Sesame Street. Of course, what haven't we all learned from Sesame Street, right?
Question: Have you noticed buying habits changing in the past year?
Mark (3r living): I have seen many more fake 100 dollar bills. A warning sign is someone buying less than a hundred dollars worth of items so they get lots of real cash in the transaction.
Mohammed (Galaxy comics): Spending has gotten worse. People are dropping a lot of comic titles they normally buy.
Tony (Record & Tape Center): People only want to spend 50 cents to a dollar. My stuff is a luxury; people are spending their money on necessities.