The Cricket in Times Square Symbols & Objects

George Selden
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Newsstand

The Bellini newsstand is located in the shuttle station under Times Square in New York. The Bellini family sell newspapers and magazines out of the newsstand, but business is scarce and they struggle. Made by Mario’s father many years earlier, the newsstand is big enough to accommodate Mario easily, but small enough that both his Mama and Papa are cramped when they stand inside.

The newsstand is the Bellinis' sole source of income, and before Chester comes into their lives, they are barely making ends meet. This changes when Chester begins to play for the public, and gains notoriety as a result of Mr. Smedley's letter to the New York Times. From then on, the newsstand is the busiest place in the station, and the crowd seems to grow exponentially each day. As such, the Bellinis enjoy a business bonanza that will likely last long...

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