Those looking for insight into the mass construction site that is the Lower East Side should go ahead and read today's Metro. But no need to waste your time reading the article when Gawker can break it down for you:
We’re all for downzoning the neighborhood and preserving the area — but the vomiting contests? That’s an equally important part of the Lower East Side’s legacy. They are, if nothing else, the descendents of immigrants — and their ancestors toiled on these streets so that their heirs may puke freely.Folks, this is what happens when Gawker dips its finely manicured toes into our world.
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