I learned yesterday that some of the bodegas (little deli-beer-cigarette shops) in Brooklyn sell "Lucys", which are single (loose) cigarettes. I found this out when my friends and I were stopped by an underage girl who wanted one of us to go into the bodega for her and buy her a Lucy. We had no clue what she was talking about, but we finally figured it out, and I went in to get her one. The man behind the counter had several packs open, and I asked for one Newport (her desired brand). He handed me the cigarette and took 40 cents of the girl's money, and I walked out. She took the change and the cigarette and seemed satisfied. She thanked me and walked off. I would think that no one would pay 40 cents for one cigarette, but I guess there are people that desperate. Go lucy.