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UWS Rising #2: Out with the Starbucks...

... in with HSBC! Live from the corner of Broadway and 102nd, where Starbucks penned a teary farewell to the neighborhood, the above sign has just appeared. Writes our phototipster, "Those who thought it might be a bank have nailed it. The space actually housed a bank in the years before Starbucks: a Chase branch (and before that Chemical Bank?)"

So, would a bank branch going in where the Movie Place is closing just be too cruel to even contemplate? Hell no! We're giving 3:2 odds on Citibank not taking this HSBC affrontery sitting down.
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