Shoppers descend for Black Friday and beyond
Some stores in New York and around the country saw Black Fridayweekend crowds become downright dangerous. At businesses insouthern Brooklyn, though, the atmosphere was busy, but stillcivilized.
It was a little bit busier, but not too much. It was like aregular Friday, said Javier Sanchez, the assistant manager at theT-Mobile store at 440 86th Street, adding that Sunday was muchbusier.
The scene was also calmer, but no less lucrative, at localbranches of large department and electronic stores in Bay Ridge andDyker Heights, such as Century 21, The Children’s Place andRadioShack.
We had a decent weekend. We advertised that we opened at 4a.m., but really opened at 5 a.m. to control the craziness, saidMoshe Sarfaty, store manager at the P.C. Richard & Son off theGowanus Expressway, which he said benefited from being the secondstop after all of the insanity elsewhere. Most of our businesscame at 10 a.m., after everyone hit Best Buy and other stores andcouldn’t find what they wanted. We were busy straight through 11p.m.