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Gentrification Eats Its Own

In 2003, a furious reader left this comment on Lockhart Steele's brief review ("one special place") of Wylie Dufresne's new Lower East Side restaurant, wd~50:

Enough with this place.

I've lived around the corner from Clinton Street since 1997 and the restaurant-row infusion has done little for me. The only place I've *ever* eaten at on the entire block is the Clinton Bakery Company. The rest of those places are for uptowners. It's always comical to walk by Clinton Fresh Food and see all the WASPs and preppies stuffing their faces in there. How they even find Clinton street on a map is beyond me.

Beyond the fact [...]