Parents flock to Flynn O’Hara for last minute uniforms, necessities

Many parents in the Bronx are headed to Flynn O’Hara for school uniforms, but some say the line is unbearable.

News 12 Staff

Aug 24, 2021, 4:46 PM

Updated 962 days ago

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Many parents in the Bronx are headed to Flynn O’Hara for school uniforms, but some say the line is unbearable.
The store opened its doors at 9:30 a.m., and similar to other days – the line goes out the door and down the block toward Seabury Avenue.
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News 12’s Faith Graham estimated more than 100 shoppers on line, with some even setting up beach chairs for comfort.
Flynn O’Hara issued a statement apologizing for the delay, saying in part, "These delays are due in large part to two factors: a significant spike in demand for school uniforms as many families return to the classroom for the first time in more than a year, and the national labor shortage."
News 12 spoke with a store representative who offered these suggestions to beat the rush:
- Know what you need before coming in the store to save time
- Shop sooner rather than later
Employees say they serve between 500 to 600 families per day, with the number doubling around Labor Day.
Yasmine McQueen, a shopper, tells News 12 the long lines aren’t new.
“It's always like this every year. You know, [not] last year because of corona, but the year before it was like this too,” says McQueen.


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