Century 21 Department Store photo courtesy of The New York Times

The End of the Century

What shopping at Century 21 meant to this native New Yorker

ew York is famous for its rotating corners, one minute there’s an Italian restaurant seated to capacity the next it’s an eyeglass store. Stores often come and go, but the loss of Century 21 is truly devastating.

The suburbs have their malls, the country shopping outlets, but New Yorkers came in…