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East Village grunge- people you don’t love anymore because they’re boring, broke and so counter culture.

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girl-smoking-pipeWhen a fad finally passes over and we’re confused where the East Village is anymore.

Anyone taken a walk through the East Village lately? No? That’s that we thought so too. On our way to a function we accidentally crossed past third avenue and below tenth and we’re dealt a blow to our sensibilities.

Here are the things we found that (we assure you) you would have never found 5 years ago.

1/ Kids from Connecticut and Westchester.

2/ Fast food Japanese food (it used to be gourmet, but we guess anything flies now)

3/A lack of wealthy people. Well they may be wealthy but for all appearances sake – it’s faux grunge and mom and dad’s money paying the rent.

4/ Wal mart? That really confused us.

5/ Punks that have been replaced with aspiring actors who play punks only if they are paid to play them as opposed to being them in real life

6/ Gaulloise cigarettes have now been replaced by ‘loosies,’ and Marlboros. God- what happened to all the French people who spend all day complaining about life and sipping their lattes at Café Orlin?

7/Camp and vintage stores which have been replaced by John Varvatos and similar up market boutiques

8/ Latin bodegas where you used to be able to get a $4 Cubano sandwich for gourmet $8 mozzarella sandwich.

9/ Beggars that used to spit at you have been replaced by young polished men who smile and open the door for you.

10/ Young broke men that used to spit at you have been replaced by young polished men who smile and open the door for you.

NYC- the town that keeps on changing for better or worse…

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  1. It’s always amazing how many people always love to point out the proof errors as opposed to referring to the content.

    In any event, I’m going to let the proof errors stand.

    My treat to all the readers…

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