Did She See It Coming? Psychic Leaves Storefront After Rent Hike

psychicDaniel Maurer

A veteran psychic has left her storefront at 86 East Third Street between First and Second Avenues. During a telephone conversation, the psychic, who said her customers know her as Cathy and did not want to give a last name, said that she closed her shop a few weeks ago after her landlord of ten years more than doubled her rent.

“I was getting a great deal,” she said, “but once it ran out, it ran out.”

Cathy, who is now doing business out of her East Village apartment, has posted a sign at her former storefront instructing customers to reach her at 347-608-7104. She and another psychic, Cheryl, are giving tarot-card and palm readings by appointment only.

Meanwhile, Cathy has been searching for a new location, though she said it was a hard time of year to look. “We’ll see what happens,” she said. “We’ll see what the stars say.”

The owner of 86 East Third Street was not immediately available for comment.