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'Die Hard Yuppie Scum' Backlash

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"There is nothing more New York preservationists love to do than throw embarrassing tantrums when richer, better looking people take over their sloppy ass neighborhoods. People actually have protests because wine stores and boutiques are opening where shells of squalid, condemned buildings used to stand. Currently the drama of Bowery gentrification is playing out in a neighborhood that was long overdue for a spitshine. Some people would rather preserve the 'integrity' of an area-or in this case, a lack there of- just for the sake of keeping it the same. And while it pains me to see a Whole Foods rise like a gleaming glass middle finger from the grimy ashes of an old New York neighborhood, I also recognize that this had to happen eventually." [Pop Serious]