The Madison Avenue Business Improvement District does not play. They don’t go for that multi-colored, single box per paper distribution system up there. Your free newspaper and mag choices are all housed in one gray box. And this ain’t like the East Village, LES, or other neighborhoods, not everyone can get past this velvet rope. This sleekly designed box only has room for: Metro, Village Voice, Gotham Writers’ Workshop, The Learning Annex, Resident, and some computer training rag. Head on shot after the jump.
Update: This is nothing new, ours special papal correspondent points out Matt Taibbi’s article on the street furniture fallout from way back.