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Posted on: September 29th, 2008 at 2:29 pm by

Reminiscing the East Village of yore, and the seemingly endless invasion of yuppies. Eat the rich [NYMag via EVG]

“Starting this evening with Rosh Hashana services, Rabbi Simon Jacobson, a Lubavitcher rabbi from Crown Heights and founder of the Meaningful Life Center — a project known for blending religious teaching with tai chi, introductory kabbalah and Hasidic rap — will become a kind of Jewish mystic-in-residence at the traditional, Orthodox Community Synagogue [on East 6th Street].” He will offer these programs as a “spiritual Starbucks” of sorts, in the hopes of bolstering membership [NYT]

Hey Cemusa, it’s not Bowery St! [JVNY]

Tourism/nightlife and Wall Street are the big revenue generators in New York, and the former is going to sustain the state through the troubles of the latter. Only problem is, once bars have transformed your neighborhood into a vapid tourist trap, you can’t get rid of them even when the state doesn’t need them anymore. Tourist traps never seem to die. Maybe because they’re already dead, sucking the blood out of their victim city.” [SLES]

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