Photographer John Conn, one of the few Barack Obama-free vendors in Union Square these days, is looking forward to the end of the election. Over the past three months dozens of artistically inclined young thirty-somethings, seasoned street merchants and newly minted idealists have been selling election gear on 17th Street between Broadway and Fourth Avenue, and crowding Union Square stalwarts and artists like Mr. Conn out of the market.
“I want McCain to win because I sell my subway photos on T-shirts and the Obama T-shirts are killing my business,” he said on Monday morning. “I need McCain. I’m kidding, but the Obama T-shirt people take up more spaces that could be occupied by artists. read more »