Fuck New York

New York skyline
Remember when this city mattered?  When it was relevant?

Art Scene sign
When the art meant something and did not chase the cash in hand?

When we could afford to live in the shitty box downtown?

SoHo store
Fuck this New York City man!

Farm truck
I am going to the hinterland!

Scenic skyscrapers image courtesy of joiseyshowaa.
Literal letters image courtesy of Blaise Tobia and Virginia Maksymowicz.
Terrible tenements image courtesy of Payton Chung.
Consumption concoction image courtesy of scalleja.
Funky farmland image courtesy of Don Graham.



October 10th, 2013  6:29 PM

Where are the glass towers?

Sultry Sultana
October 10th, 2013  7:00 PM

I read the Rebecca Wolff piece earlier this week. I like how you incorporated it into this.

    October 10th, 2013  8:52 PM

    I read that and her youth resembled that of a bridge-and-tunnel girl. Kissing bouncers to get into clubs? Really, this was the highlight of her youth in the old New York? Please, this was a fun and exciting town, and that sort of thing could happen anywhere. That one anecdote ruined the whole essay for me.

Sin Amen
October 10th, 2013  9:38 PM

That last picture looks a lot like the East Village in the 1790s. All of you are part of the New New York. Get over yourselves, and get off my lawn (that you converted into a concrete sidewalk, assholes!).

    The Livid Librarian
    October 11th, 2013  9:37 AM

    Just wait till we all get out to the hinterland and plant Banana Republics all over the land. Our devious little plan has only just begun.

October 11th, 2013  11:42 AM

Where in NY is the second picture from?

October 11th, 2013  2:00 PM

Fire escapes are nasty blemishes.

October 11th, 2013  3:32 PM

David Bowie: placedropper.