Excellent article in the Queens Ledger about Congressman Weiner's press conference/walk down Austin Street to chat up local storeowners (next time how 'bout giving a fellow Mets fan a heads up).
Money Quote: “Business has been slow over the last two months,” said Michael Voulgaris of the Austin House Diner. “I don’t see a lot of people on the street, and I’m seeing a lot of businesses close. People are losing business. It’s tough for everybody.”
If it sounds familiar, it's because you read about it here three weeks ago.