Went back to this block in Jackson Heights after many years yesterday to find a lot has changed. Though not the sight of men standing or sitting in front of shops inviting passersby in. 3/23/12: After posting this set of photos a few people have told me that they loved the title and the series. The title itself is a play on Mitch Albom's "The Five People You Meet in Heaven". It's the "series" part that grabbed me. I hadn't thought of it as a series at all. Until now.
Therefore, here you go. The first in the "Five People You'll Meet" series.