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Spot Check: Fake Market Still Swinging on Canal

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On Sunday, roving Racked photographer Will Femia dropped by Canal Street to see how the counterfeit market there was faring in light of February's police raids. The answer: Aside from the small section of storefronts that remain shuttered, everything's chugging along as usual. Reports Femia: "The funny thing is that you go down the block and on the other side of the street and guys are still trying to sell you stuff. One guy was actually saying, 'Buy 'em now before the cops get 'em.'" Such an enterprising businessman!
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