Above, photos from a special Curbed operative who showed up outside Avalon Bowery Place at dusk on Friday night, where neighborhood rabblerousers gathered to tell the world that the word "yuppie" is still an effective insult. The Die Hard Yuppie Scum protest march against "real estate developers, landlords, yuppie scum, and [probably just for good measure] Republicans" drew a non-unimpressive crowd of several dozen folks and one set of Jewels, but failed to burn the John Varvatos store in the old CBGB space to the ground as promised. Next time!
· East Village Protesters Denounce All Things Gentrified [NYTimes]
· Friday the 13th Wine Bar Protest [Neither More Nor Less]
· At the Bowery Wine Co. Protest [EV Grieve]
· Happy 20th Die Yuppie Scum [Vanishing NY]