Gowanus Lounge: Serving Brooklyn

Sign of the Times: Loosies Available, Just Ask

June 10th, 2008 · 3 Comments


With smokes at more than $8.00 a pack in most places, it’s no wonder that “loosies” are now being advertised at fifty cents a pop. This flier was taped up on Fifth Avenue in Sunset Park.

Tags: Sunset Park

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bitchin' Panda // Jun 10, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    I believe that is illegal these days. A corner guy in my neighborhood (CG) got busted for it. Everyone was pissed. F-ing Bloomberg, snarl, grrr, etc.

  • 2 Red Hook // Jun 10, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    The sign is doubly illegal.

    Loosies? Illegal!

    Selling to “anyone” without stating you won’t sell to minors? Illegal!

    Nice job…

  • 3 Anonymous // Jun 11, 2008 at 9:57 am

    Yes, and this post has just exposed the deli owner. My deli sells loosies but doesn’t advertise. guys sell cartons and loosies in front of the starbucks on 125th street in harlem, too. I have quite smoking, so I don’t really care but there was a day or two loosies saved me…quit now!! If you can.