Ever wondered who bought rubber ducks and cheap watches they sell on Broadway near Herald Square? Well, customers seem to come from all over the world:

Every day, small shop owners from Africa and Latin America fly into New York with wads of cash and empty suitcases. As Robert Smith reports today, their destination is zip code 10001 in Manhattan, home to a cluster of wholesale stores selling a quirky mix of decently made goods at cheap prices.

See more photos here: Photos From New York’s Junk Economy

Ever wondered who bought rubber ducks and cheap watches they sell on Broadway near Herald Square? Well, customers seem to come from all over the world:

Every day, small shop owners from Africa and Latin America fly into New York with wads of cash and empty suitcases. As Robert Smith reports today, their destination is zip code 10001 in Manhattan, home to a cluster of wholesale stores selling a quirky mix of decently made goods at cheap prices.

See more photos herePhotos From New York’s Junk Economy

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