Mar

12

Take a Picture, It Will Last Longer

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 Leaving the neighborhood

Fotorush is going on permanent Spring Break beginning in two weeks.

The Broadway photo developer plans to close March 27, according to a sign posted on its entrance between Liberty House and The Shoe Tree (née Global Ink). Bwog confirmed the announcement with Fotorush’s manager, who says “business has not been good” in These Economic Times.

Maybe that depends on who’s counting. It’s worth noting that business information firm Cortera estimates Fotorush pulled in annual sales worth $1 million to $5 million as recently as 2007 — that’s a lot of passport photos.

So, though we may not know what finally sank Fotorush, one thing is for sure: the Morningside Death Toll continues to climb.

—JYH

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14 Comments

  1. $15  

    for 2 passport pics, and they wonder why they had poor business? hm...

  2. even  

    hipsters are getting hit hard.

    NOW WHO'S GOING TO DEVELOP YOUR POLAROIDS THAT YOU WILL END UP SCANNING AND POSTING ON FACEBOOK, SHOWING HOW RETRO AND HIP YOU ARE????? OMGGGG

  3. dammit  

    Fotorush was very useful to have around. Then again, I'm an international student. But I'm sure it helped everyone studying abroad/ going abroad for spring or fall break.

  4. duder  

    Meh. I used to love fotorush's convenience until I walked in one day and saw them dragging the emulsion side of some negatives across a computer keyboard. Sheesh. I'm sad to see them go because they're a photo developing place and they had pretty good scans for the price, but they could have been better and awesome. I guess I'll go pick up some B&H mailers now.

  5. veronica

    at this point your sketch in ketchup on a John Jay tray will last longer

  6. NOW 25!  

    And we gon' break this thing down in just a few seconds
    Now don't have me break this thang down for nothin'
    Now I wanna see y'all on y'all baddest behavior
    Lend me some suga', I am your neighbor ahh here we go!
    Shake it, shake, shake it, shake it (OHH OH)
    Shake it, shake it, shake, shake it, shake it, shake it (OHH OH)
    Shake it, shake it like a Polaroid Picture, shake it, shake it
    Shh you got to, shake it, shh shake it, shake it, got to shake it
    (Shake it Suga') shake it like a Poloroid Picture

  7. i never even  

    noticed this place!

  8. aww

    there was this really cute japanese woman that worked there... i'm going to miss her she made me smile

  9. just  

    go to the dr for your photo stuff

  10. Taco Bell  

    cigarettes; you think you're being hip but you're being a square and a bitch.

  11. the headline!

    i almost peed myself, thanks.

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