Spring is definitely in the air here in New York City, and some of the older charming bits of the city are doing their best to hang on and not be overrun by aggressive expansion and gentrification. Some cases in point can be seen above: classic exposed wooden water tanks still dot the skyline in the East Village–this particular one is apparently ‘cool’ with the blue skies and surrounding construction. . .Russ & Daughters on East Houston Street is still serving up the best lox-and-cream-cheese-on-a-bagel in the whole city, or at least we like to think that they are–totally delicious stuff. . .and all of the buildings around the famous Katz’s Deli have been torn down, and a large shiny apartment building is going to rise up over this iconic sandwich shop–hopefully Katz’s will live on for another one or two-hundred years serving the best pastrami and chopped liver to all of the folks who will take up residence on this storied corner of goodness. . .mmmm, aaaahh!
It is fascinating to have spent over half of my life in this town and to see the changes taking place here each and every day. . .dramatic changes in some cases. Are the changes for the bettering or the worsening of New York? I don’t know. . .I don’t care. . .not sure that anyone cares, really. But I do know this: New York City is ever-changing, ever-evolving, ever-moving upward and onward. . .this place is KINETIC. So, if you don’t like change and evolution and movement and kineticism, then you must go somewhere else. . .we love changeolutionovementicism, and we ain’t goin’ nowhere. Come here and enjoy yourself for a week or two or stay for the rest of your life–either way New York will continue to do what it does best: VIBRATE! Saluti!!
I send you scintillating vibes from East Houston Street. . .feel them. . .they will send a chill up your spine that will make you go, “YEEEEHAAAAAHH!!”
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It’s lovely out there.