The saga of Westsider Books, which went from going-out-of-business to saved-by-the-community in less than a week, is featured in a short film by Christopher Ming Ryan. He sent it to us below, with a brief explanation.
“Over the last 16 months Evan Fairbanks and I have been documenting NYC mom and pops that have gone out of business, and this story about a community saving a local bookstore was a beautiful change of pace.”
Christopher did another video on longtime local fish store Joon’s on its last day.
Christopher Ming Ryan is a Principal at Wheelhouse Communications, a video marketing agency. His Disappearing NYC stories can be seen on facebook at fb.me/disappearingnyc.