The location is well chosen and subway station owner MTA was receptive to renting the stand out for a short time. Williamsburg, as well as the Lower East Side, have a flourishing independent publishing culture. Where else in the world would you stumble upon a kiosk with only indie magazines? The selection of zines, mail art cards, vinyl records and snacks available at The Newsstand is curated by Lele Saveri. The founders explain to Papermag that the stand also offers a zine swap and a true zine vending machine, that was made from an old tattoo machine for kids.