I had difficulty falling asleep - over-tired. But as I drifted off some other comments from the day came to the surface.
"I could close my eyes and pick anything of the photographs here - I see that you believe in everything you do."
And I felt a determination forming to go out again - maybe even today (Sat.) though it is supposed to be raining. A determination not to be beaten by the street. I would make further adjustments. Leave the big pictures at home. There's not enough of a selection of them. Keep them focused on the smaller prints. Get a couple framed to attract attention. The Chinese saleman sells 8 x 10 frames for $2 each (that's right - $2 each).
Start to bring out the notecards... tourists want notecards... sell small prints and notecards... leave the big bin flipper at home... make it really lightweight and easy to get back and forth so that I could just pick up and leave whenever I wanted to without hassle...
What else did I learn? Legally, you can sell whatever you "can't wear." That's why there is no jewelery out there. The legal definition seems to be that if you can wear it, it ain't art. One of the artists was telling me that the reason there were so many schlock vendors out had to do with Guiliani. That when he tried to ban artists, the case had gone to the New York Supreme Court - and the city had lost. So now, instead of just having actual artists out there - the way it was a few years ago - you had the trinket sellers as well since the city didn't think it could fight this again.