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As anyone who's had the misfortune of walking down it can attest, despite recent police action Canal Street remains a heaving mass of tourists and vendors hawking fake goods of all sorts. (Who doesn't love having "rolexrolexrolexrolex" muttered into your ear while you're trying to exit the Canal Street station?) But perhaps the city is actually serious about shutting down the counterfeit market. This morning, Canal and Centre Streets were the scene of a moderately-sized police raid. Cops descended on a small cluster of stalls on the southwest corner of the intersection, just steps from the building that remains closed after February's massive shutdown, and had just begun bagging up knock-offs when Racked operatives arrived. That's two down, and how many to go?
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