At least 15 different services advertised in this storefront: internet access, copy, print, scan, fax, ship (via UPS, FedEx, DHL, or USPS), notary public, passport photo, tax preparation, ATM, stamps, money orders, money transfers, rubber stamps, paper shredding (partially obscured). Internet is $2.00 for 30 minutes. Overseas shipping specifically includes Jamaica, Antigua, Guyana, Trinidad, Nigeria, and Ghana. No need to consult the Census Bureau if one wants to know where the immigrants in this neighborhood are coming from.
Tax returns start at $80. That has to be for one paycheck, with a W-2, short form. I wonder how much they charge for Earned Income Tax Credit (which most of their customers qualify for, and requires some serious form-filling).
Oh yes … working pay phone out front.
“Se solicita bus boy con experiencia, gracias.” I love the hand-written font, with the little emphatic bit on the first letters of each word, the different S’s at the beginning and end of words, and the decorative borders.
No relation, I spell my name with a “ph.” Was very pleased and felt right at home when (after taking my order) the waitress said, “Anything else, Papi?”
Serious colors, including the bright yellow cellar doors.