Wednesday, September 12, 2007

::The old NYC is dying...get over it::

I think it's time for all of us in denial about this situation to take inventory. Ever since good ole Rudi Giuliani introduced his Quality Of Life initiative during his so-called reign of terror, NYC has been undergoing a discernable series of aesthetic and sociological changes. As much as we hate to admit it, the inevitable is in the making. In short, NYC is on a swift trajectory towards being an exclusive playground solely for the rich and elite. But, alas, all seasons must change. In 10 to 20 years, the NYC that we know and love will be no more. So who's to blame? Maybe James Q. Wilson and his stupid Broken Window Theory ( Who knows. But for now, here's a laundry list of the things that NYC will miss after all is said and done:

1. Rent-controlled housing

2. Starving artist communities and "cool" neighborhoods

3. Non-corporate owned concert venues

4. Shitty subway system

5. Peep shows and porno shops

6. Historic landmarks

7. Astroland

8. Skid row and other seedy areas

9. Confinement of tourists to Times Square

10. A city with balls

I'm sure I'm missing somthing, so feel free to chime in. I'll be posting more pics of the new, emerging NYC over time. Stay tuned...

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