The New York Sun passed into New York newspaper history almost a month ago, but a reminder of its six-year existence remains on 43rd Street near Broadway.
It's kind of sad to see this lonely newsbox sitting there, never to be refilled. And there's still a newspaper inside, unbought! (Does that now rank as a collector's item?) The paper, however, isn't the Sun's last edition, which was Sept. 30. Strangely, it's the July 7 edition. Can't figure that one. Remember July 7? Lehman Brothers still existed. Our country still had an ostensibly sound financial system. And no one outside Alaska had heard of Sarah Palin. Happier times.