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went to a place called 169 bar today, which is in Dimes Square, which is not a square but which nonetheless has that name, which is referred to as ground zero for the brooklyn culture mafia in some link that i read somewhere in this thread, and it was incredibly nondescript, just a bar in a basement with some pink lights. there was a guy driving a tiny electric bicycle through it though, which was a bit on the nose given that that's pretty much what happens in nathan barley
You're supposed to get an order of dumplings on the cheap, scarf em down with their happy hour PBRs. Then you jump: You'll wanna hit Dimes, sure, but also Clandestino, North Dumpling if it's still operational, then the bar at Metrograph, maximize your people-watching opps. OTOH, Dimes Square has been trending half a decade now, and whoever colonized the place originally have sold off lots to social desperados. Lucien up by Houston will give you better chances of the Artforum crowd (or so Instagram sez) tho if you're committing like that, might as well cross-town to Paul's Casablanca off the Holland Tunnel.
 

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IdleRich

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went to a place called 169 bar today, which is in Dimes Square, which is not a square but which nonetheless has that name, which is referred to as ground zero for the brooklyn culture mafia in some link that i read somewhere in this thread, and it was incredibly nondescript, just a bar in a basement with some pink lights. there was a guy driving a tiny electric bicycle through it though, which was a bit on the nose given that that's pretty much what happens in nathan barley
Well the place where things start is often a bit like that... I couldn't believe it when I saw Wall St and realised it was slightly shorter and narrower than Mill Lane in Wantage.
 

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have you ever considered a career as a gossip columnist, Gus?
he's written loads about his desire to be a gossip columnist don't you read any of his essays Leo?!
It's true, I'd love that job and I'd do the hell out of it, for maybe 2-3 years, burn it all out of my system, get so sick of it the people the pettiness I'd have to leave New York all over again, but it'd be worth every second of it, the way things were
 

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but a good gossip columnist has friends and enemies, some people who they frequently feature with glowing praise and others who they love to dump on. watch your back, Gus.
 

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but a good gossip columnist has friends and enemies, some people who they frequently feature with glowing praise and others who they love to dump on. watch your back, Gus.
I could be a character in a Pynchon noir... The nosy gossip columnist sticking his face in errybody's business, chronicling a changing city, suddenly caught up reporting on the wrong guy
 

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All the PR agencies and kulture kids with Uptown connections who stumble upon this thread via targeted keyword search, SEO tracing, demographic research—know I'm on the market.
 

IdleRich

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I think it's actually called Mill Street, but, aware that noone would challenge my sleight of hand, I changed it to lane to make it sound smaller and more quaint
 
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