Outlook poor, despite shoppers galore
ME! ME! ME!: Shoppers overwhelm an employee handing out special discount coupons outside the doors to Macy's at the Queens Center mall in Rego Park. Ten minutes later the store opened and the crowd rushed in.
BRIGHT-EYED AND BUSHY-HATTED: Alexandra Lopez shows her holiday shopping enthusiasm as she waits in line for the Best Buy in Elmhurst to open.
SUCCESS!: Brothers Sandeep and Shekhar Basnet carry a 55-inch HDTV and wireless speaker system out of the Best Buy in Elmhurst
A FAMILY AFFAIR: Robert and Anne Morell, along with their 4-year-old son, Elijah, brave the cold together as they wait in line at Toys 'R' Us in Long Island City.
JUST CHILLIN': Micah and Constance Thompson occupy a pair of massage chairs as they wait for the stores to open at the Queens Center mall in Elmhurst.
FIRST IN LINE: At the Best Buy in Elmhurst, it was these three fellas, who got there three days early: Fernando Morales, left, Rafael Gallardo and Hector Morales.