Ray of Hope: Big Media Speaks Up for Li’l Ol’ Ray’s Candy Store


The New York Times and FOX 5 News have gotten wise to the plight of Ray’s Candy Store, and it turns out it’s worse than 76-year-old Ray Alvarez being behind nearly three months on the rent — he’s also not up to fire codes and can’t afford repairs (Ray’s customers have started a Facebook page for those who care to donate money to his cause, and save Ray from what he says will be homelessness). Funny part is when Ray says he has the best egg cream in town — a claim that’s also made by Gem Spa over on Second Avenue.

Fixture of Avenue A Faces the Threat of a Padlock [NYT]
Channel Five piece about Ray’s [Slum Goddess]