A 110-year-old Art Store located in the East Village is facing closure due to low sales in the era of internet shopping.
A family business, New York Central Art Supply was opened in 1905 by Benjamin Steinberg who supposedly named the store after the New York Central line due to the “Third Avenue El rumbling overhead which constantly kept it in mind.”
If sales do not improve, NY Central could close by the end of the year. The company has had to make several cutbacks recently, even laying off employees.
The knowledgeable NY Central staff runs the gamut from current art students to employees of 35 years, all of whom are fighting tooth and nail to keep the store alive.
– Ryan Steadman, The Observer
The company has announced it’s first ever Warehouse Sale happening through June 20th in which you can get up to 50% off already discounted prices.