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The Changing EVill

2010_12_sophies1.jpgNeighborhood nostalgist and East Village blogger EV Grieve on the old neighborhood: "I think we do make things better than they were—sometimes you only remember the good parts...Even Sophie’s – back when the bars would open at noon, and men would go there because they had no better things to do — they were waiting there to die. A lot of places along The Bowery were like that...People were drinking themselves to death and it wasn’t anything to celebrate. But, at the same time, we don’t need to tear down the whole G*ddamn boulevard and build $2 million condos." []

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