...in front of Convenience & Grocery, a 24-hour deli precariously plopped on one corner, a woman paced back and forth. She picked up the pay phone for a minute or two, paced some more, and then exchanged sideways glances with a man who got intimate with the phone booth, as if feeling around for a quarter he had dropped.
Hookers' Hangout: Ozone Park is plagued with ‘working girls’
Dee Bhoj watches this scene unfold everyday, though hardly through rose-colored glasses. As a manager at Convenience & Grocery, Bhoj can look out from his perch behind the register through the scratched glass door plastered with lotto and newspaper decals. He sees two or three prostitutes during the day, and said there are nearly a dozen who hang out in front of the store at night.