Hahaha, people think it is still possible to save the East Village. Or even desirable to do so.
I remember the red drippy ceiling stuff at Leshko's.
The younger crowd "wants to eat chicken wings and watch Texas football." Quelle horreur.
I remember being all "whatever" about the crowds blocking the sidewalk in front of Sin-é whenever Jeff Buckley was playing.
I've lived here for 35 years. For the first 20 I thanked god there was a place like the East Village; for the last 15 I have prayed for deliverance. I cannot imagine there is a thing worth saving.
And don't get me started re: "saving" the Saint Marks Bookstore. They were one of the first to abandon the "East Village" moving into what was then one of the few expensive, modern spaces in a fancy new dorm. The rest of the nabe was still a dilapidated heap. I hope they go back to a basement in a tenement where they belong – ludicrous lobbying to save private businesses.
Also, in 1981 we woud have KILLED for a 7/11.
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