Menu CATEGORIES

Connect with us

CATEGORIES Menu
All Articles

Take a Picture, It Will Last Longer

 

 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

Leave a Reply to POLAROIDS Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published.

 

14 Comments

  • $15 says:

    @$15 for 2 passport pics, and they wonder why they had poor business? hm…

    1. Speaking says:

      @Speaking as a photographer, that’s a very low price.

  • even says:

    @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

    1. ... says:

      @... YOU DON’T FUCKING DEVELOP POLAROIDS.

      THAT IS WHAT MAKES THEM POLAROIDS.

    2. POLAROIDS says:

      @POLAROIDS AREN’T EVEN MADE ANY MORE!

  • dammit says:

    @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.

  • duder says:

    @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.

  • veronica says:

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

  • NOW 25! says:

    @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

  • i never even says:

    @i never even noticed this place!

  • aww says:

    @aww there was this really cute japanese woman that worked there… i’m going to miss her she made me smile

  • just says:

    @just go to the dr for your photo stuff

  • Taco Bell says:

    @Taco Bell cigarettes; you think you’re being hip but you’re being a square and a bitch.

  • the headline! says:

    @the headline! i almost peed myself, thanks.

  • Have Your Say

    What should Bwog's new tagline be?

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

    Recent Comments

    They did Barnard yesterday. But to be fair, this is a Columbia College publication as is Spectator. Most clubs (read more)
    Columbia Announces Reopening Plans For 2020-2021 Year
    July 9, 2020
    :) you're a shining star!!!!! (read more)
    Senior Wisdom: Rania Siddique
    July 8, 2020
    The other deans also sent emails, but guess y'all will just ignore those because y'all think CC is the only (read more)
    Columbia Announces Reopening Plans For 2020-2021 Year
    July 8, 2020
    did you ever get it? :( (read more)
    Fake It Till You Make It
    July 8, 2020

    Comment Policy

    The purpose of Bwog’s comment section is to facilitate honest and open discussion between members of the Columbia community. We encourage commenters to take advantage of—without abusing—the opportunity to engage in anonymous critical dialogue with other community members. A comment may be moderated if it contains:
    • A slur—defined as a pejorative derogatory phrase—based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, or spiritual belief
    • Hate speech
    • Unauthorized use of a person’s identity
    • Personal information about an individual
    • Baseless personal attacks on specific individuals
    • Spam or self-promotion
    • Copyright infringement
    • Libel