The big news of course of the past week is Ed Koch’s passing. Former mayor of New York during the 80’s.
This was the glory days of New York for Diehipster and his sockpuppets.
I was a kid in the suburbs of Connecticut. I would go into the city sometimes as a kid like to the Bronx zoo.
But in the 90’s I would go in with some friends to see bands at places like the Knitting Factory.
And New York was so incredibly cool to a suburban boy like me.
Now look at it – is it still cool? How has it changed? The rents have increasingly gone up everywhere. Crime is down. Times Square went to Disneyworld.
But what do real honest New Yorkers have to say about it. Is it possible to accurately gauge it without the eyes of Nostalgia?