LES is Indeed More

Posted on: January 21st, 2009 at 10:20 am by

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Inspired by the advent of these tongue-in-cheek ads pasted around the neighborhood, I present to you the “Can’t afford to live on the LES because of Yuppification” move:

  1. Rent. Rent. Rent.
  2. Parasitic chain banks monopolize street corners, and eliminate neighborhood character.
  3. The local dive was torn down and replaced with multi-million dollar condos.
  4. Getting a proper haircut may require a salon visit worth more than my cable bill.
  5. Drink specials are harder to find, and I won’t settle for PBR.
  6. Businesses catering to locals are being supplanted by bars and egregious nightlife.
  7. Low-rise durability is giving way to second-rate high-rise glass.

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