Wednesday, June 24, 2009
TWO BRIDGES Lower East Side Documentary Trailer
Thanks to my boy Tim at Stupefaction for hipping IRT to this upcoming documentary on the gentrification of the Lower East Side. Watching this beautiful, culturally enriched neighborhood get put on the Endangered list is one of the most heartbreaking things I've had to endure in all my 36 years as a New Yorker. It's tough to see the same place that, ten years ago, hell even five years ago, you could walk along a street like Rivington, Ludlow or Norfolk and be able to catch a cool show, buy a record and eat a Spanish-style chicken leg for no more than $20 covering the entire night lose its flavor as more and more rich, entitlist assholes flood the neighborhoods. The more we see legendary venues like CBGB, Tonic, Collective Unconcious and Sin-E continue to close down in order to make way for big blue condominiums, trendy clubs and haughty, super expensive eateries, the we will see a major portion of Manhattan's history descend faster and faster into the realms of extinction. Very sad, indeed.-Ed.