Avenue A way to cope with the economy: $1 specials


Wall St.’s collapse is good news for East Village bargain-hunting gourmands. Ray’s Candy Store on Avenue A at Seventh St. has introduced a line of “recession-busters” to its menu. Above, Ray Alvarez held up the new $1 Belgian fries and the new $1 soft-serve ice cream cone. Alvarez’s store is open 24/7.