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Return to Main Street: Victory Boulevard in Staten Island

Monday, October 26, 2009

This week WNYC returns to Victory Boulevard in Staten Island looking for signs of economic recovery.

Cindy Rodriguez has this feature:

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Business owners on Victory Boulevard in Staten Island have differing opinions about whether the recession is over.

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Ladder is a barber at Against the Grain Barbershop and is confident that the economy is turning around.

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Harry Demner is the current owner of a hardware store that’s been in his family for 80 years. He says the current recession is the worst he’s ever seen.

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Ahamed Katard helps run 99 Cents Plus on Victory Boulevard. He says everybody wants a bargain and business is booming. The most popular items are soap and frozen foods.

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