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Elegies for the Village Idiot

Blogger Manhattan Transfer has been all over the closing of the legendary MePa bar Village Idiot like a drunken lawyer on?er, yeah. Says bartender Jen, "I heard it's going to become a comedy club... I blame Sex and the City for bringing in the people (to the Meatpacking District) coming down looking for those types of drinks, martinis, mojitos." Two weeks to get your last licks in before the doors close July 31.
· The Meatpacking District Eats its Parents [Manhattan Transfer]
· Q&A with Jen, Village Idiot Bartender [NYCB&P via Manhattan Transfer]
· Rent Hike Dooms Bar [Page 6]