I went to NYC for the summer. To the sublet I’ve had for 15 summers in a row. Bailed after 3 weeks.
It was like having my old life back. Same spaces. Same friends. I go through this every summer it seems since I moved away in 07. Something was different though. Finally I realized that the lower west side of Manhattan has completely flipped to the country club culture it’s been building towards since 9/11.
Strictly Polo shirts and Docksides now. The trannies and the freaks come out for the pride parade but that’s about it. All the weirdos are bused in. They don’t live here anymore. When does a place flip from being alive to being mummified? Everyone’s pretending that New York is still New York. It’s strictly Greenwich Connecticut not Greenwich Village anymore.