woops

is not like other people
"Get a Drip, a wellness chain that injects a solution of vitamins and minerals directly into the body via an intravenous drip, opened a branch in Jubilee Place in December."

WTF? Will someone just demolish this area now.
Best hangover cure available anywhere
 

Leo

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btw when/how did NY die?

luka's original post provides some of the "how", in his mind anyway:
genuflecting to a mythos, stupid rents, wowsers, overezalous policing, hipster influx from outisde the city, dath of radio, irony etc etc etc...

it's fairly valid, certainly gentrification was a huge issue.
 

woops

is not like other people
Next step is for the hipsters to set up somewhere marginally cheaper like Portland? Or Margate
 

polystyle

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luka's original post provides some of the "how", in his mind anyway:


it's fairly valid, certainly gentrification was a huge issue.
Fairly' being operative mode,
maybe just trying to scare up thread interest on the board ?
By now have caught on to these techniques : )

For sure , the prices of living here went through der roof,
gentrification ( E Village Grieve et all ).
Same time, so many tribes, crews that are / were probably outside the ahem, visions of those who had never even been here.
Who hasn't been priced out at least once ?

And yeah, when we started to see , experience joggers on the sidewalk that was
worse then the bike messengers, food delivery bikes on the sidewalks.
Then came the electric or whatever they are powered with moto scooters on sidewalk, speeding from drop off and back.
The wave of little purse dogs, yapping, shitting, peeing on very available surface, bench or piss patch w such proud yup owners strut when they check cell phones and smear things as clean up.

Same time, during COVID for example, the senses of neighbors / neighborhood
among nearly everyone you passed, stopped to emote to, confer and consult with.
Sakamoto is here, Regis is / was here before stuck in Berlin,
DMX Earl memorial the other night, Brooklyn drill , composers on Max.
Gov. Island, kayaking around the island, more hawks then previously, cleaner air, cleaner rivers- porpoise couple spotted recently in E River.
Each borough it's own flavor- although yes def Williamsburg prices now about similar to Manhattan's, Studio Apt.'s around 2K per month plus all the BS and process to even get in ...
Anyway Gotham is still here , will be after it's many destructions.
Currently building sea walls !
 

Leo

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Next step is for the hipsters to set up somewhere marginally cheaper like Portland? Or Margate

I believe that already happened years ago. Recall reading an article about Margate calling it "Shoreditch by the sea", back when Shoreditch was still somewhat cool-ish.
 

polystyle

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Next step is for the hipsters to set up somewhere marginally cheaper like Portland? Or Margate
Portland was a phase, def.
Many ppl went to LA. LA has come up aloooot in recent years.
Also Mexico City for some.
Of course the island of something called Berlin ( plus / minus ).
 

Leo

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Fairly' being operative mode,
maybe just trying to scare up thread interest on the board ?
By now have caught on to these techniques : )

For sure , the prices of living here went through der roof,
gentrification ( E Village Grieve et all ).
Same time, so many tribes, crews that are / were probably outside the ahem, visions of those who had never even been here.
Who hasn't been priced out at least once ?

And yeah, when we started to see , experience joggers on the sidewalk that was
worse then the bike messengers, food delivery bikes on the sidewalks.
Then came the electric or whatever they are powered with moto scooters on sidewalk, speeding from drop off and back.
The wave of little purse dogs, yapping, shitting, peeing on very available surface, bench or piss patch w such proud yup owners strut when they check cell phones and smear things as clean up.

Same time, during COVID for example, the senses of neighbors / neighborhood
among nearly everyone you passed, stopped to emote to, confer and consult with.
Sakamoto is here, Regis is / was here before stuck in Berlin,
DMX Earl memorial the other night, Brooklyn drill , composers on Max.
Gov. Island, kayaking around the island, more hawks then previously, cleaner air, cleaner rivers- porpoise couple spotted recently in E River.
Each borough it's own flavor- although yes def Williamsburg prices now about similar to Manhattan's, Studio Apt.'s around 2K per month plus all the BS and process to even get in ...
Anyway Gotham is still here , will be after it's many destructions.
Currently building sea walls !

yeah, luka was being provocative (imagine that!), and still plenty of interesting things continued but they got pushed out a bit. east village/LES-->williamsburg-->bushwick-->ridgewood-->...
 
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wektor

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Portland was a phase, def.
Many ppl went to LA. LA has come up aloooot in recent years.
Also Mexico City for some.
Of course the island of something called Berlin ( plus / minus ).
suppose I should've gone to study in Brighton instead of here then
 

wektor

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Can i ask where did you go to ?
after a couple gap years and some japanese computer science college (which was a miss) I ended up at the infamous goldsmiths.
although South got its fair bit of new housing developments (Brixton's being slowly beaten up further as we speak) it does seem like a sensible area to live in.
NX is obviously out of question, but Deptford has a very decent vibe. thinking of moving there when I'm leaving north this summer.
 

bunnyhausen

bunnyhausen
after a couple gap years and some japanese computer science college (which was a miss) I ended up at the infamous goldsmiths.
although South got its fair bit of new housing developments (Brixton's being slowly beaten up further as we speak) it does seem like a sensible area to live in.
NX is obviously out of question, but Deptford has a very decent vibe. thinking of moving there when I'm leaving north this summer.
I miss Deptford like anything - favourite place I've ever lived (2000 - 2009)
 

polystyle

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after a couple gap years and some japanese computer science college (which was a miss) I ended up at the infamous goldsmiths.
although South got its fair bit of new housing developments (Brixton's being slowly beaten up further as we speak) it does seem like a sensible area to live in.
NX is obviously out of question, but Deptford has a very decent vibe. thinking of moving there when I'm leaving north this summer.
' Japanese computer science college' - in UK or in Japan ?
Interesting ! i poked around in some J Uni's bk when meeting Computer Graphic Prof's , doing research.
 

Pandiculate

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yeah moving this week because our landlord refused to give us a rent reduction, got an extra bedroom and a balcony for less than what we're paying now. It's a pretty special time, will be curious to see if it is permanent.

Feel like COVID has shaken out a lot of middle-aged people who were just here for work.
 

chava

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yeah moving this week because our landlord refused to give us a rent reduction, got an extra bedroom and a balcony for less than what we're paying now. It's a pretty special time, will be curious to see if it is permanent.

Feel like COVID has shaken out a lot of middle-aged people who were just here for work.
Very curious whether this is a London/NY only issue. Definitely the opposite moves here in Copenhagen.
 

polystyle

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COVID has made for / makes for shake outs in possibly all directions, it just doesn't care who you are.
Agreed w Pandiculate that it is a special time -
possible pluses for some, no ways outs for others.

How is Copenhagen chava ? i enjoyed it the one time i could go 2012
 

Leo

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I know someone who rents out an apartment here in the East Village. she had to drop the rent by almost $400 per month and throw in a month's free rent to get someone in. things will bounce back, but you can only increase rents by a certain percentage with each lease renewal or new tenant, so it'll take a number of years for that rent to crawl back up to the pre-COVID level.
 
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