Best Midnight Sidewalk Seller (2008)


It's Saturday night in the posh part of Park Slope, and everyone but you is doing something highbrow. As you walk past the dignified brownstones, look for FRANKIE's sidewalk sale, across the street from the Pavilion movie theater. On a good night after 8:30, Frankie will be seated outside among stacks of unknown new wave records and other debris. Pick through the piles of merchandise and find such treasures as a nearly complete Scooby Doo playing-card set for only one dollar, or simply chat with the proprietor, who might give you his opinion of the latest Adam Sandler movie over a can of Bud. On the night we were there he was offering advice on cold medication and neighborhood safety, but, like his stock, his conversation is endlessly varied.


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