Now, if I stop by any of my former spots, they are filled with suits on
One night a gf & I had stopped by a former fav spot for an early dinner. We walked in and literally half the resty was filled with
And…we just happened to have been seated next to one couple, who definitely met online. How could I tell?
GUY: “It’s great to finally meet you.”
GAL: “Me too.”
GUY: “Wow. You look just as amazing in person.”
GAL: “Thank you. You look…….nice.”
(BTW, in this particular resty, the tables are placed so close together that you can actually tell the time by looking at the person’s watch next to you. I know this bc I did it myself. Whatevz!)
I heard GUY also say to his date:
GUY: “Yea, I love this place. I like going to spots no one knows about.”
Dude, if YOU are here - EVERYONE knows about it!
Pssshaw. I kid. Ok, no I don’t.
Anywho, Midtown East hasn’t changed too much besides having a few shops close and now re-open as pet stores. There are more specialty pet shops in my area than there are Duane Reades!
I, however, NEED my
Madison Avenue: “Madison Avenue is quite sad with all the for-rent signs and empty storefronts—all of which transpired in the last year and half!”—Alexis Maybank, founder, Gilt Groupe
The Bowery/the LES: “The Bowery and the Lower East Side are growing and changing the fastest.”—John Bartlett
Soho: “I feel that Soho has changed the most for retail shopping. It’s almost entirely big brands. Soho feels a bit like a shopping mall now…just a teensy scoochy bit.”—Toni Hacker, designer, Hayden-Harnett
Eighth Street: “Eighth Street was always tacky and vibrant and kind of fabulous. Now most of the shop-fronts are for rent.”—Simon Doonan, creative director, Barneys
Williamsburg: “Ten ago the big highlight used to be buying second-hand clothes for $2 a pound on Driggs. Now you can get a vibrator for $200.”—Marsha Brady, creative director, American Apparel
The Meatpacking District: “Where else can you find luxury co-mingling with the scent of rotting flesh? The meatpacking district! Only in
source: Jay Woodsworth/Flickr
South Brooklyn: “I’m cheating a bit since it’s not just one neighborhood, but Brooklyn. At the beginning of the decade I lived in Boerum Hill, and Butter on Atlantic Avenue was pretty much the only game in town. These days I’m back in Manhattan but some of my favorite stores are there: Dear Fieldbinder, Bird, Erie Basin. If there’s any truth to the rumors of a Barneys Co-op opening up on Atlantic Avenue, I won’t be at all surprised.”—Kim France, editor, Lucky
Bleecker Street: “Marc Jacobs was the sole pioneer of
Dahlings…have any of your fav neighborhoods changed?