To me the above gent holding a paper looks something like the old Capitol Hill Times Editor of the 40th thru the 70s, Louis Magrini.
The one looks east on Pine toward its intersection with 3rd Ave. The facades of both the Bon and Frederick and Nelson show on the left.
This gent at least resembles Louis Magrini, the long-time editor of the Capitol Hill Times. More likely that it is the newsman tending the sales box for the daily pulps.
Some of these required, it would seem, some snapping with quick withdrawal. When I first attempted to include this, my computer denied me, explaining that the image was withheld for “security reasons.” In the tone or temper of the times, “National Security?” I thought – seeing the sailor. Then checking the file I discovered that the “jpeg” ID had not yet been affixed.