Goodness, the shock troops of gentrification move quickly on the Lower East Side these days: Ratner's out, Sleepy's in! In related Delancey Street news, Below Delancey blogger SpinachdipNYC slams his Upper Delancey brethren ("Take that, Above Delancey!"), drawing a cautionary plea from Tale of Two Cities: "People, please! Let's silence the violence before Orchard Street brothers take up arms against one another, and before a century of nerds can dedicate themselves to reenacting the battles. Or in this case, the flame wars."
· Finally Some Respect for the Lower Lower East Side [SpinachdipNYC]
· LES vs. LerES [Tale of Two Cities]
· Ratner's: The End of an Era [Curbed]