Dog Shit Gentrifies
It is the truest sign of gentrification. Not glass buildings or boutique shops, but dog shit. There is no doubt a direct correlation between the amount of sidewalk feces and the imminent gold rush of a new neighborhood. City folk love their dogs, even if apartment size is enough to merit a cruelty to animals charge. Just a simple walk up the Bowery from below Delancey to “Cooper Square” yields a myriad of different poop styles. Here are just a few:
- The Steaming Pile – This one is rather self-explanatory. No effort whatsoever to even curb or clean.
- The Scrape – Someone at least picked up after the canine, but still left a spread for people to see.
- Shitfoot – Runs hand-in-hand with the Steaming Pile. Some poor soul steps in it, and scrapes his/her foot on various points of the sidewalk for cleanup.