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Being frugal in the city ultimately leads NY Times columnist Matt Gross back to his old Lower East Side stomping grounds. Back to a neighborhood that is swiftly becoming the “hipster version of crowded Times Square.” A dead-on comparison.
Today, the Lower East Side is a magnet for young people with pop tastes and a lot of money (or a lot of credit-card debt). Velvet ropes abound, and the mobs of partiers transform the tenement-lined streets into a hipster version of crowded Times Square. Below Delancey Street, the scene was cooler and calmer…”