And not much has changed…that’s great news! They are no longer open all night, but now they serve cocktails and food. This story has a happy ending…unlike the closing of Lucky Cheng’s. Luckily, there’s also a happy ending with the moving of Union Square Cafe and Num Pang. I don’t understand rent hikes and luxury condos…if NYC continues to become a place where only the 1% can survive, none of its former culture will survive either–the old mom and pops, the ethnic enclaves; nothing that is the foundation of this city will remain. All in the name of progress? Is it really progress if we’re on our way back to the times of Jacob Riis?
Who I AmDina Di Maio, author of Authentic Italian: The Real Story of Italy's Food and Its People; Writer 20+ years; NY lawyer copyright and trademark experience
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